Pioneer reminiscences of Puget Sound: the tragedy of Leschi : an account of the coming of the first Americans and the establishment of their institutions, their encounters with the native race, the first treaties with the Indians and the war that followed, seven years of the life of Isaac I. Stevens in Washington Territory, cruise of the author on Puget Sound fifty years ago, Nisqually house and the Hudson Bay Company ...

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Lowman & Hanford Stationery and Printing Co., 1905 - Indians of North America - 554 pages
 

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Page 178 - I say from these natives, together with my own observations, I have learned that the four most capital rivers on the continent of North America, viz. : the St. Lawrence, the Mississippi, the River Bourbon and the Oregon, or the River of the West (as I hinted in my introduction), have their sources in the same neighborhood.
Page 228 - No Indian nation or tribe within the territory of the United States shall be acknowledged or recognized as <in independent nation, tribe or power with whom the United States may contract by treaty...
Page 230 - When the conquest is complete, and the conquered inhabitants can be ,, , blended with the conquerors, *or safely governed as a distinct people, -" public opinion, which not even the conqueror can disregard, imposes these restraints upon him ; and he cannot neglect them, without injury to his fame, and hazard to his power.
Page 30 - Yes, our hotel, and had deposited her and the baby in the best room the house afforded. It was here I made acquaintance with Columbia Lancaster, afterwards elected as the first delegate to Congress from Washington. I have always felt that the published history of those days has not done the old man justice, and has been governed in part, at least, by factional bias. Lancaster believed that what was worth doing at all was worth doing well, and he lived it.
Page 29 - I had asked for, and that night the steward handed me a bottle of wine for the "missus," which I knew instinctively came from the old captain. The baby's Sunday visit to the ship; the Sunday dinner in the cabin; the presents of delicacies that followed, even from the gruff mate, made me feel that under all this roughness...
Page 59 - ... was suddenly aware of a vast white shadow in the water. What cloud, piled massive on the horizon, could cast an image so sharp in outline, so full of vigorous detail of surface ? No cloud, as my stare, no longer dreamy, presently discovered, — no cloud, but a cloud compeller.
Page 523 - Nothing can exceed the beauty of these waters and their safety. Not a shoal exists within the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty inlet, or Hood's canal, that can in any way interrupt their navigation by a 74-gun ship.
Page 230 - But the tribes of Indians inhabiting this country were fierce savages, whose occupation was war, and whose subsistence was drawn chiefly from the forest. To leave them in possession of their country, was to leave the country a wilderness; to govern them as a distinct people, was impossible, because they were as brave and as high spirited as they were fierce, and were ready to repel by arms every attempt on their independence.
Page 477 - ... which our course lies tomorrow. The Poyallipa flows rapidly and is about 10 or 12 yards broad. Its banks are high and covered with lofty cedars and pines. The water is of a dirty white colour, being impregnated with white clay. Lachalet has tonight been trying to dissuade me from going to the snow on the mountains.
Page 472 - May 30th, 1833, Thursday. Arrived here this afternoon from the Columbia with four men, four oxen and four horses, after a journey of fourteen days, expecting to have found the schooner Vancouver lying here. She sailed the afternoon of the same day we started, with trading goods, provisions, potatoes, seeds, etc., bound for Nisqually Bay, where we have now determined, should everything come up to expectation, to locate an establishment.

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