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 63

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Reuben Gold Thwaites
Burrows Bros. Company, 1900 - Canada
 

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Page 289 - Onondaga in 1676. At another dance, on the same occasion, " the guests were covered with feathers from their heads to their feet, and were all masked ;" but there is no hint of what the masks were like. In 1687 Beschefer went with De Nonville in the Seneca invasion, and wrote to Villermont: I was mistaken when I told you that the Iroquois wore no masks. They make some very hideous ones with pieces of wood, which they carve according to their fancy. When our people burned the villages of the Tsonnontouans,...
Page 219 - One had her daughter dipped into it, who was only six years old, — for the purpose, she said, of teaching her penance in good season. The mother stood there on account of her past sins; she kept her innocent daughter there on account of her sins to come, which this child would perhaps commit when grown up. Savages, both men and women, covered themselves with blood by disciplinary stripes with iron, with rods, with thorns, with nettles; they fasted rigorously, passing the entire day without eating,...
Page 18 - Chauchetiere recounted the events that transpired later that year: The demon [the devil], who saw the glorious success of this mission, used another kind of battery. Transfiguring himself as an angel of light, he urged on the devotion of some persons who wished to imitate Catherine, or to do severe penance for their sins. He drove them even into excess, - in order, no doubt, to render Christianity hateful even at the start; or in order to impose upon the girls and women of this mission, whose discretion...
Page 289 - Relations" of 1687 to Villermont: I was mistaken when I told you that the Iroquols wore no masks. They make some very hideous ones with pieces of wood, which they carve according to their fancy. When our people burned the villages of the Tsonnontouans (Seneca), a young man made every effort in his power to get one that an outaouae (Ottawa) had found in a cabin, but the latter would not part with it. It was a foot and a half long, and wide in proportion; 2 pieces of a kettle...
Page 192 - ... par les Hurons de Lorette (l'Ancienne) aux Iroquois du Sault : " Cette année, écrit-il, sera remarqnable par un célèbre présent qui fut envoyé de Lorette au Sault; c'estoit un collier exhortatif qui addressoit la voix des Loretains à ceux du Sault pour leur faire prendre la foy tout de bon, pour leur faire bâtir une chapelle au plus tout ; et il les exhortoit aussy à combattre les différens démons qui conjuroient la ruine de l'une et l'autre mission.
Page 219 - ... sins. He drove them even into excess,—in order, no doubt, to render Christianity hateful even at the start; or in order to impose upon the girls and women of this mission, whose discretion has never equaled that of Catherine, whom they tried to imitate. There were Savage women who threw themselves under the ice, in the midst of winter. One had her daughter dipped into it, who was only six years old,—for the purpose, she said, of teaching her penance in good season. The mother stood there...
Page 241 - They began this year to make publicly in the church the examination of conscience, which some are since practicing like religious. So many persons were seen to commend themselves to the deceased Catherine Tegakwita ; so many good savages were seen to offer this devotion and found themselves in such necessity this year to address themselves to her, that we believed it was but paying a just tribute to her virtue to remove her from the cemetery — where a little monument had been erected to her, a...
Page 71 - The Reverend Father Chrestien, a Recollet, — who during most of the time, is as you know, in the countries of the Gaspessiens, Instructing them with very fervent zeal, — told me some Days ago that he desired only one favor for these Gaspessiens. That is, to see them come into our mission, to which he was urging them as much as he could. Those who are here from that nation are doing well
Page 199 - But the greatest effect which this preaching has produced is to have acquired for us a treasure which we keep preciously in our church — the body of a virtuous maiden, who died here in the odor of sanctity, as we shall tell. This year, during the summer, three of our savages, whom we have just mentioned, put it on board their canoe. Her life is very fully described.
Page 307 - Marehesite, 11.398 (MARCASITE) : as used by the early mineralogists, the crystallized forms of iron pyrites, including more particularly the isometric species Glossary now called pyrite. This is not the modern use. ' Many species were known to the old chemists, for all stones which contained any proportion of metal were so called, and even sulphureous stones, vitriolic stones, etc., were included under the...

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