The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada,: Which are Dependent on the Province of New-York in America, and Are the Barrier Between the English and French in that Part of the World. With Particular Accounts of Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, and Forms of Government; Their Several Battles and Treaties with the European Nations; Their Wars with the Other Indians; and a True Account of the Present State of Our Trade with Them. In which are Shewn, the Great Advantage of Their Trade and Alliance to the British Nation, and the Intrigues and Attempts of the French to Engage Them from Us; a Subject Nearly Concerning All Our American Plantations, and Highly Meriting the Attention of the British Nation at this Juncture. By the Honourable Cadwallader Colden, Esq; One of His Majesty's Counsel, and Surveyor-General of New-York. To which are Added, Accounts of the Several Other Nations of Indians in North-America, Their Numbers, Strength, &c. and the Treaties which Have Been Lately Made with Them. In Two Volumes..

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Lockyer Davis, at Lord Bacon's Head in Fleet-Street; J. Wren in Salisbury-Court; and J. Ward in Cornhill, opposite the Royal-Exchange., 1755 - Canada - 260 pages

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Page 13 - Language ; but the Speakers whom I have heard, had all a great Fluency of Words, and much more Grace in their Manner, than any Man could expect, among a People intirely ignorant of all the liberal Arts and Sciences.
Page 15 - Existence after Death : They make a large round Hole, in which the Body can be placed upright, or upon its Haunches, which after the Body is placed in it, is covered with...
Page 81 - Manner, without Provocation, if he thought the Brethren were the King of England's Subjects; but you have, two or three Years ago, made a Covenant-chain with the French, contrary to my Command, (which I knew could not hold long) being void of...
Page 68 - I thank you, in their name, for bringing back into their country the calumet, which your predecessor received from their hands. It was happy for you, that you left under ground that murdering hatchet that has been so often dyed in the blood of the French.
Page 4 - Men remained in that Part of the Country where I was. An old Mohawk Sachem, in a poor Blanket and a dirty Shirt, may be seen issuing his Orders with as arbitrary an Authority, as a Roman Dictator.
Page 11 - The first Time I was among the Mohawks, I had this Compliment from one of their old Sachems, which he did, by giving me his own Name, Cayenderongue. He had been a notable Warrior; and he told me, that now I had a Right to assume...
Page 24 - ... when he came near one of the villages of the Five Nations, he hid himself till night, and then entered a cabin, while every body was fast asleep, murdered the whole family, and carried their scalps into his lurking-place.
Page 70 - We knock the Twightwies and Chictaghicks on the head, because they had cut down the trees of peace, which were the limits of our country. They have hunted beaver on our lands. They have acted contrary to the customs of all Indians, for they left none of the beavers alive, they killed both male and female.
Page 69 - Hear, Yonnondio: our women had taken their clubs, our children and old men had carried their bows and arrows into the heart of your camp, if our warriors had not disarmed them, and kept them back, when your messenger Ohgnesse came to our castles.
Page 85 - Let me put you in mind again, not to make any Treaties without my Means, which will be more advantageous for you, than your doing it by yourselves, for then you will be looked upon as the King of England's Subjects, and let me know, from Time to Time, every thing that is done. Thus far I have spoken to you relating to the War.

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