The Wilderness Trail: Or, The Ventures and Adventures of the Pennsylvania Traders on the Allegheny Path, Volume 1

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1911 - Indians of North America
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Page 108 - Reasons we charge you to remove instantly; we don't give you the Liberty to think about it. You are Women. Take the Advice of a wise Man, and remove immediately. You may return to the other Side of...
Page xix - Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
Page 265 - He answered no, and said it was the manner of a young fellow's calling a squaw after he had done his dance, who accordingly kindled a fire, cleaned his gun, and shot it off before he went to sleep. "All this time we were obliged to lay quiet and hush, till the moon was fairly set; immediately after a number of fires appeared in different places in the...
Page 108 - Delaware where you came from, but we don't know whether, considering how you have demeaned yourselves, you will be permitted to live there, or whether you have not swallowed that land down your throats as well as the land on this side. We, therefore, assign you two places to go — either to Wyoming or Shamokin. You may go to either of these places and then we shall have you more under our eye, and shall see how you behave.
Page 108 - This land you claim is gone through your guts; you have been furnished with clothes, meat and drink, by the goods paid you for it, and now you want it again, like children as you are.
Page 107 - But how came you to take upon you, to sell land at all? We conquered you, we made women of you ; you know you are women, and can no more sell land than women ; nor is it fit you should have the power of selling land, since you would abuse it.
Page 107 - We have seen with our eyes a deed signed by nine of your ancestors above fifty years ago, for this very land...
Page 60 - Then they began in a most passionate manner to hold up their hands to the Sunne, with a most fearefull song; then embracing our Captaine, they began to adore him in like manner: though he rebuked them, yet they proceeded till their song was finished...
Page 357 - Spring, they had nothing to eat, and expecting that they should have nothing to eat at our arrival, ordered that the Council should be held here. Now, their corn is ripe, they want to remove the Council; but they ought to stand by their word. We have kept the Twightwees here, and our brethren, the Shawonese, from below, on that account. As I told them the message that I had sent by Andrew Montour, they were content.
Page 264 - On which it was proposed that we should immediately surround, and cut them off; but this was thought too hazardous ; for, if but one of the enemy had- escaped, it would have been the means of discovering the whole design, and the light of the moon, on which depended our advantageously posting our men, and attacking the town, would not admit of our staying until the Indians fell asleep. On which it was agreed to have Lieut.

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