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 16
Establishment of Jesuit missions: Abenaki ; Quebec ; Montreal ; Huron ; Iroquois ; Ottawa ; and Lousiana.
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Page 33 - ... everything at the first stroke. If the Savages are capable of astonishment, they will experience it here ; for among them no heed is paid to the sick, especially if they are considered sick unto death; they are looked upon as beings of another world, with whom is held no intercourse, no conversation. I must state, in passing, that here are four great works bound together by a single tie — the settlement of the Savages, the Hospital, the Seminary for little Savage boys, and the seminary for...
Page 259 - Sautaash are these currants dried by the natives, and so preserved 'all the year; which they beat to powder, and mingle it with their parched meal, and make a delicate dish which they call sautauthig, which is as sweet to them as plum or spice cake to the English.
Page 23 - ... savage children, they will perhaps have so many of these as to weary them. As for the Hospital, the Nuns were not yet lodged, and their baggage had not yet arrived, when sick people were brought to them. We had to lend our straw beds and mattresses that they might perform the first act of charity. They had sick persons to nurse and had nothing to give them; but the charity of Monsieur our Governor is delightful. Even if it is necessary to refuse some poor afflicted Savage, one cannot do everything...
Page 253 - ... We were considering three other languages, of Peoples that are nearest to us, — that of the Algonquains, scattered on all sides, both to the South and to the North of our great Lake; that of the Neutral Nation, which is a main gateway for the Southern tribes; that of the Nation of the Stinkards, which is one of the most important openings for the Western tribes, and somewhat more for the Northern. But we have not yet found ourselves strong enough to keep our acquisitions, and at the same time...
Page 259 - The Indians dry them in the Sun, and sell them to the English by the Bushell, who make use of them instead of Currence, putting of them into Puddens, both boyled and baked, and into Water Gruel.
Page 251 - The freedom of the children in these countries is so great, and they prove so incapable of government and discipline, that, far from being able to hope for the conversion of the country through the instruction of the children, we must even despair of their instruction without the conversion of the parents.
Page 19 - When we were informed that a bark was about to arrive at Kebec, bearing a College of Jesuits, an establishment 'of Hospital Nuns, and a Convent of Ursulines, the news seemed at first almost a dream; but at last, descending toward the great river, we found that it was a reality. As this holy band left the ship, they fell on their knees and kissed the soil of their beloved country — for thus they called these regions. From a floating prison were seen issuing those virgins consecrated to God, as fresh...
Page 231 - ... their heads, and on either side the same amount being shaved off, then another ridge of hair, others having one side of the head shaved clean, and the other side adorned with hair hanging to their shoulders, this fashion of wearing the hair making their heads look to him like those of boars (hures), led him to call these barbarians "Hurons," and this is the name that has clung to them ever since.
Page 21 - These visits being soon over, these good women retired into their seclusion. Into the Hospital went the three Nuns sent by Monseigneur the Most Reverend Archbishop of Rouen. The three Ursulines withdrew to a private house. Soon afterwards, we had six savage girls given to Madame de la Pelterie or to the Ursulines; and some French girls began going to them for instruction; so that they already perform the duties...
Page 19 - ... left their homes. All Ocean, with its waves and tempests, had not injured their health in the slightest degree. Monsieur the Governor received them with all possible honor. We led them to the Chapel ; the Te Deum laudamus was chanted; the Cannon thundered on all sides. Then we conducted them to the houses set apart for them until such time as they should have others more suitable for their duties. On the following day they were taken to the Residence of Sillery, where the Savages dwell. When...