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" Every moment is one of dread for them; their rest is never free from anxiety and danger; the only punishment for even their slightest faults is death; and their most harmless and most holy actions may be considered as faults. When a Barbarian has split... "
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the ... - Page 299
edited by - 1899
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Economics of the Iroquois

Sara Henry Stites - Ethnology - 1905 - 159 pages
...XLIII, 303. 'Jes. Rel., XLIII, 295. Cf. XLII, 137; XLIII, 299; XLIII, 295— " When a Barbarian splits the head of his slave with a hatchet, they say: 'It...nothing to be done but to cast it upon the dunghill.'" 'Jes. Rel., XLII, 57. 5 Jes. Rel., XLIII, 293: "... those who, having willingly submitted to the yoke...
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Bitter Feast: Amerindians and Europeans in Northeastern North America, 1600-64

Denys Del‚ge - History - 1993 - 399 pages
...in particular, carry the heaviest loads. Recalcitrants were killed on the spot. As for their bodies, 'It is a dead dog; there is nothing to be done but to cast it upon the dunghill.'338 If captive children hampered their new mother's work, they were eliminated.339 An oft-told...
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Iroquois Wars II: Extracts from the Jesuit Relations and Other Primary ...

Anthony P. Schiavo, Jr., Claudio R. Salvucci - History - 2020 - 416 pages
...chiefly of young women or girls, who, because they have not yet found a husband among the Iroquois, are constantly exposed to the danger of losing their honors...nothing to be done but to cast it upon the dunghill." JR, 44:29 [*Plots rumored in Oneida against the French.] We were preparing to start on the journey...
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Women in New France: Extracts from the Jesuit Relations

Katherine E. Lawn, Claudio R. Salvucci - History - 2005 - 335 pages
...chiefly of young women or girls, who, because they have not yet found a husband among the Iroquois, are constantly exposed to the danger of losing their honors...a consumptive disease, was cured by her mistress, who killed her with as much inhumanity as she had previously manifested kindness toward her, when she...
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Eloquence is Power: Oratory & Performance in Early America

Sandra M. Gustafson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 287 pages
...unceremonious death. When an Iroquois "has split the head of his slave with a hatchet," observed Le Jeune, "they say: 'It is a dead dog; there is nothing to be done but to cast it upon the dunghill.' " Like Le Jeune, many seventeenth-century Euro-Americans referred to the captives as "slaves," a word...
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