Indian Biography: Or, An Historical Account of Those Individuals who Have Been Distinguished Among the North American Natives as Orators, Warriors, Statemen, and Other Remarkable Characters, Volume 1

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Harper & brothers, 1845 - Indians of North America

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Page 20 - ... and a rattle in his hand. With most strange gestures and passions he began his invocation, and environed the fire with a circle of meale; which done, three more such like devils came rushing in with the like antique tricks...
Page 11 - Savages up a little bayed creeke, towards Onawmanient, where all the woods were layd with ambuscado's to the number of three or foure thousand Salvages, so strangely paynted, grimed and disguised, shouting, yelling and crying as so many spirits from hell could not have shewed more terrible.
Page 18 - Smith they conducted to a long house, where thirty or forty tall fellows did guard him, and ere long more bread and venison was brought him than would have served twenty men, I think his stomach at that time was not very good ; what he left they put in baskets and tied over his head.
Page 71 - King and his grim attendants ever saw, and thus inthralled in their barbarous power, I cannot say I felt the least occasion of want that was in the power of those, my mortall foes, to prevent, notwithstanding all their threats. After some six weeks...
Page 120 - Quadequina we sent likewise a knife, and a jewel to hang in his ear, and withal a pot of strong water, a good quantity of biscuit, and some butter ; which were all willingly accepted.
Page 309 - Well !' answered one of the chieftains^ ' let them come. We are ready for them. — But as for you, — Brother Williams,— you are a good man, — you have been kind to us many years, — not a hair of your head shall be touched.
Page 71 - God thus to make her his instrument, or her extraordinarie affection to our Nation, I know not: but of this I am sure; when her father with the utmost of his policie and power, sought to...
Page 122 - We cannot yet conceive, (they continue,) but that he is willing to have peace with us; for they have seen our people sometimes alone two or three in the woods at work and fowling, when as they offered them no harm, as they might easily have done...
Page 17 - King stood in the middest guarded, as before is said, and after three dances they all departed. Smith they conducted to a long house, where...
Page 155 - King Philip desire to let you understand that he could not come to the Court, for Tom, his interpreter, has a pain in his back, that he could not travel so far, and Philip sister is very sik.

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