The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 ; the Original French, Latin, and Italian Texts, with English Translations and Notes, Volume 12
Establishment of Jesuit missions: Abenaki ; Quebec ; Montreal ; Huron ; Iroquois ; Ottawa ; and Lousiana.
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Page 111 - You must have sincere affection for the Savages, - looking upon them as ransomed by the blood of the son of God, and as our Brethren with whom we are to pass the rest of our lives.
Page 117 - This is a lesson which is easy enough to learn, but very difficult to put into practice; for, leaving a highly civilized community, you fall into the hands of barbarous people who care but little for your Philosophy or your Theology. All the fine qualities which might make you loved and respected in France are like pearls trampled under the feet of swine...
Page 265 - ... names which they have given to their several tribes were mere badges of distinction, or " coats of arms " as Pyrlaeus calls them ; but if we pay attention to the reasons which they give for those denominations, the idea of a supposed family connexion is easily discernible. The Tortoise, or as it is commonly called, the Turtle tribe, among the Lenape, claims a superiority and ascendency over the others, because their relation, the great Tortoise, a fabled monster, the Atlas of their mythology,...
Page 113 - You must try and eat at daybreak unless you can take your meal with you in the canoe; for the day is very long, if you have to pass it without eating. The Barbarians eat only at Sunrise and Sunset, when they are on their journeys. You must be prompt in embarking and disembarking; and tuck up your gowns so that they will not get wet, and so that you will not carry either water or sand into the canoe. To be properly dressed, you must have your feet and legs bare; while crossing the rapids, you can...
Page 55 - There is nothing so difficult as to control the tribes of America. All these Barbarians share the law of wild asses, they are born, live and die in a liberty without restraint; they do not know what is meant by bridle or bit.
Page 117 - ... leaving a highly civilized community, you fall into the hands of barbarous people who care little for your Philosophy or your Theology. All the fine qualities which might make you loved and respected in France are like pearls trampled under the feet of swine, or rather of mules, which utterly despise you when they see that you are not as good pack animals as they are.
Page 117 - Jesus Christ is our true greatness; it is He alone and His cross that should be sought in running after these people, for, if you strive for anything else, you will find naught but bodily and spiritual affliction.
Page 117 - ... stated) with all those of the country; you meet some today and others tomorrow, who do not fail to inquire, from those who brought you, what sort of man you are. It is almost incredible, how they observe and remember even the slightest fault. When you meet Savages on the way, as you cannot yet greet them with kind words, at least show them a cheerful face, and thus prove that you endure gayly the fatigues of the voyage.
Page 265 - Sackemacher), that is to say, lord, captain, or chief, which all persons bear who have any power or authority among them, especially any government or rule over other persons and affairs, and that name...
Page 113 - ... win their hearts. You must try and eat at daybreak, unless you can take your meal with you in the canoe ; for the day is very long if you have to pass it without eating. The barbarians eat only at sunrise and sunset when they are on their journeys. . . . To be properly dressed you must have your feet and legs bare; while crossing the rapids you can wear your shoes, even your leggings.