Old and New Mackinac: With Copious Extracts from Marquette, Hennepin, La Houtan [!], Cadillac, Alexander Henry, and Others

Courier Steam Printing-House, 1870 - 176 sider

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Side 40 - These lakes, these woods and mountains, were left to us by our ancestors. They are our inheritance; and we will part with them to none. Your nation supposes that we, like the white people, cannot live without bread, and pork, and beef! But you ought to know that He, the Great Spirit and Master of Life, has provided food for us in these spacious lakes, and on these woody mountains.
Side 139 - Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! 4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
Side 63 - At my entrance I found the whole family at the windows, gazing at the scene of blood before them. I addressed myself immediately to M. Langlade, begging that he would put me into some place of safety until the heat of the affair should be over, an act of charity by which he might perhaps preserve me from the general massacre; but, while I uttered my petition, M. Langlade, who had looked for a moment at me, turned again to the window, shrugging his shoulders and intimating that he could do nothing...
Side 64 - At the same instant I heard some of the Indians enter the house in which I was. The garret was separated from the room below only by a layer of single boards, at once the flooring of the one and the ceiling of the other. I could therefore hear...
Side 142 - Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb : for the great day of his wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand ?
Side 50 - And as for these English, — these dogs dressed in red, who have come to rob you of your hunting-grounds, and drive away the game, — you must lift the hatchet against them. Wipe them from the face of the earth, and then you will win my favor back again, and once more be happy and prosperous. The children of your great father, the King of France, are not like the English. Never forget that they are your brethren. They are very dear to me, for they love the red men, and understand the true mode...
Side 50 - My children, you have forgotten the customs and traditions of your forefathers. Why do you not clothe yourselves in skins, as they did, and use the bows and arrows, and the stone-pointed lances, which they used ? You have bought guns, knives, kettles, and blankets from the white men, until you can no longer do without them ; and, what is worse, you have drunk the poison fire-water, which turns you into fools.
Side 63 - This was a moment for despair; but the next, a Pani woman, a slave of M. Langlade's, beckoned to me to follow her. She brought me to a door, which she opened, desiring me to enter, and telling me that it led to the garret, where I must go and conceal myself. I Joyfully obeyed her directions, and she, having followed me up to the garret-door, locked it after me, and with great presence of mind took away the key.
Side 62 - Mr. Tracy, happened to call upon me, saying that another canoe had just arrived from Detroit, and proposing that I. should go with him to the beach, to inquire the news, it so happened that I still remained, to finish my letters ; promising to follow Mr.
Side 40 - Englishman, it is to you that I speak, and I demand your attention ! " ' Englishman, you know that the French king is our father. He promised to be such ; and we, in return, promised to be his children. This promise we have kept.

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