Iroquois Uses of Maize and Other Food Plants

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University of the State of New York, 1910 - Corn - 119 pages

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Page 14 - So they begane to thinke how they might raise as much corne as they could, and obtaine a beter crope then they had done, that they might not still thus languish in miserie.
Page 129 - Catalogue of the Cabinet of Natural History of the State of New York and of the Historical and Antiquarian Collection annexed thereto.
Page 15 - James towne with her wild traine she as freely frequented, as her fathers habitation; and during the time of two or three yeeres, she next under God, was still the instrument to preserve this Colonie from death, famine and utter confusion...
Page 19 - I flatter myself that the orders with which I was entrusted are fully executed, as we have not left a single settlement or field of corn in the country of the Five Nations, nor is there even the appearance of an Indian on this side of Niagara.
Page 14 - Afterwards they (as many as were able) began to plant ther corne, in which servise Squanto stood them in great stead, showing them both ye maner how to set it, and after how to dress & tend it. Also he tould them excepte they gott fish & set with it (in these old grounds) it would come to nothing...
Page 107 - They use to cover a great many of them with oke leaves and feme, and then cover all with earth in the manner of a colepit ; over it, on each side, they continue a great fire 24 houres before they dare eat it. Raw it is no better then poison, and being roasted, except it be tender and the heat abated, or sliced and dried in the sun, mixed with sorrell and meale or such like, it will prickle and torment the throat extreamely, and yet in sommer they use this ordinarily for bread.
Page 128 - Lewis C. Mineralogy of New York; comprising detailed descriptions of the minerals hitherto found in the State of Xcw York, and notices of their uses in the arts and agriculture, il.
Page 18 - The Indians shall see that there is malice enough in our Hearts to destroy every thing that contributes to their support.
Page 63 - Every thing was given in common to the sons of men. Whatever liveth on the land, whatsoever groweth out of the earth, and all that is in the rivers and waters flowing through the same, was given jointly to all, and every one is entitled to his share.
Page 104 - Meneaters, they set no corne, but live on the bark of Chestnut and Walnut and other fine trees : They dry and eat this bark with the fat of beasts, and sometimes men . . .

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