A Narrative of the Indian Wars in New-England: From the First Planting Thereof in the Year 1607, to the Year 1677: Containing a Relation of the Occasions, Rise and Progress of the War with the Indians, in the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern Parts of Said Country

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William Fessenden, 1814 - Indians of North America - 359 pages

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Page 98 - Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Page 159 - You are a child — you cannot understand matters of war — let your brother or your chief come — him will I answer.
Page 56 - That if any of his did hurt to any of theirs, he should send the offender, that they might punish him. 3. That if...
Page 224 - WOE to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled ; And dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee ! When thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled ; And when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
Page 221 - Capt. Church, the terror of the Indians in Plymouth colony, marching in pursuit of Philip with about 30 Englishmen and 20 reconciled Indians, took 23 of the enemy, and the next day following them by their tracks, fell upon their head-quarters, and killed and took about 130 of them ; losing only one man.
Page 60 - Alexander, with about eighty men, were newly come in froog hunting, and had left their guns without doors, which Major Winslow with his small company wisely seized and conveyed away, and then went into the wigwam, and demanded Alexander to go along with him before the Governor, at which message he was much appalled, but being told by the undaunted messenger, that if he stirred or refused to go he was a dead man ; he was by one of his chief Counsellors, in whose...
Page 68 - Sausaman's death, which was strangely discovered, notwithstanding it was so cunningly effected, for they that murdered him met him upon the' ice on a great pond, and presently after they had knocked him down, put him under the ice, yet leaving his gun and...
Page 20 - ... and so sticking fast to her, they made divers shot through her, (being but inch board,) and so raked her fore and aft, as they must needs kill or hurt some of the Indians; but, seeing none of them come forth, they gate loose from her and stood off again.
Page 151 - Amos, after the Captain was shot in his leg or thigh, so as he was not able to stand any longer, would not leave him, but charging his gun several times, fired stoutly upon the enemy, till he saw that there was no possibility for him to do any further good to Capt. Pierce, nor yet to save himself, if he stayed any longer...
Page 58 - I will now leave this word of counsel with you, that you may take heed how you quarrel with the English, for though you may do them much mischief, yet assuredly you will all be destroyed, and rooted off the earth if you do ; for...

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