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 62

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Reuben Gold Thwaites
Burrows Brothers Company, 1900 - Canada
 

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Page 193 - In the Outaouac missions we include not only the outaouacs or upper Algonquins, who are divided into several tribes, namely: The saulteurs, who usually dwell at Sault de Ste. Marie, at the entrance of Lake Superior; the Kiskakons and three other tribes, all of whom have their own chiefs, at Saint...
Page 55 - ... transporting their corn, their effects and their cabins to a place 2 leagues distant from their former residence, where they had dwelt for 19 years. They make this change in order to have there their firewood in convenient proximity, and to secure fields more fertile than those that were abandoned. This is not done without difficulty; for, inasmuch as carts are not used here, and the country is very hilly, the labor of the men and women, who carry their goods on their backs, is consequently harder...
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Page 55 - Lamberville said : On my arrival here I found the Iroquois of this village occupied in transporting their corn, their effects and their cabins to a place 2 leagues distant from their former residence, where they had dwelt for 19 years. They make this change in order to have there their firewood in convenient proximity, and to secure fields more fertile than those that were abandoned. This is not done without difficulty ... A single family will hire sometimes 80 or 100 persons ; and these are in turn...
Page 176 - I know not how, of the pious practises followed by the nuns in Montreal who are hospital sisters. They heard of disciplines, of iron girdles, and of hair shirts. This religious life began to please them very much, and three of them formed an association, in order to commence a sort of Convent; but we stopped them, because we did not Think that The time had come for this.
Page 169 - We have a large farm, on which we keep oxen, cows, and poultry, and gather corn for our subsistance. It is sometimes necessary to take charge of all temporal as well as spiritual matters, now that Father Fremin has gone down in an Infirm condition to Quebec, as well as Father Cholenec. Some savages get their land Plowed, and harvest french wheat, Instead of indian corn. It is impossible to describe their Joy when They can harvest 20 or 30 minots of french wheat, and are able to eat bread from time...
Page 179 - Finally, when one of the two saw that her companion had fallen sick at the end of the year, she was pressed by scruples to reveal the matter, and to ask whether she had not sinned in what she had done. At that time, people here used only willow shoots, or thorns, which here are very long; but since they have heard of disciplines, of iron girdles, and of similar instruments of penance, The use of these daily becomes more general. And, as the men have found that the women use them, they will not let...
Page 258 - Lyurognerie ya fait un sy furieux degast quil n'ya plus que quelques misérables 'restes de cette nation qui se sont dispersés dans les Bois et dans Des lieux, ou n'ayant plus de missionnaire qui leur reproche leurs desordres, Ils puissent sy Laisser aller auec plus de Liberté.
Page 185 - ... Shirts, they follow them everywhere, to make them drink and become intoxicated. If you wish me to tell you something about the manner in which the savages dress — although, had I time, I would prefer painting some for you — you must know that it is not Wanting in taste, especially on feast-Days. The women have no other Head-dress than their hair, which they part over the middle of the head, and then tie behind with a sort of Ribbon, which they make out of eel-skin painted a bright red. I...
Page 160 - ... de vivres près es lieux éloignés de leurs habitations afin de les faire subsister assez longtemps dans le pays ennemi pour détruire entièrement cette nation et ne plus faire comme l'on avait fait il ya dix sept ans de leur faire un peu de frayeur sans les affaiblir. Que nous avions des avantages à présent qui manquaient alors les Français habitués...

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