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" No hospitals are needed among them, because there are neither mendicants nor paupers as long as there are any rich people among them. Their kindness, humanity and courtesy not only make them liberal with what they have, but cause them to possess hardly... "
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the ... - Page 275
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Economics of the Iroquois

Sara Henry Stites - Ethnology - 1905 - 159 pages
...evidence on the subject tends to substantiate this view. In the Jesuit Relation of 1656, we read: " No hospitals are needed among them, because there...all who come; and the only reproach they address to us is our hesitation to send to them oftener for our supply of provisions." 2 In this very quotation,...
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Economics of the Iroquois

Sara Henry Stites - Ethnology - 1905 - 159 pages
...with what they have, but cause them to possess hardly anything except in common. A whole village I must be without corn before any individual can be...all who come ; and the only reproach they address to us is our hesitation to send to them oftener for our supply of provisions."2 In this very quotation,...
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IROQUOIS RELIGION AND ITS RELATION TO THEIR MORALS

MORRIS WOLF - 1919
...law of hospitality, hunger and destitution were entirely unknown among them."26 Le Jeune wrote that "No Hospitals are needed among them, because there...all who come ; and the only reproach they address to us (Jesuit missionaries among the Iroquois) is our hesitation to send to them oftener for our supply...
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Bitter Feast: Amerindians and Europeans in Northeastern North America, 1600-64

Denys Del‚ge - History - 1993 - 399 pages
...However, amid so many defects due to their blindness and to their barbarous training, they still possess virtues which might cause shame to most Christians....all who come; and the only reproach they address to us is our hesitation to send to them oftener for our supply of provisions.2'' 3OO One can imagine the...
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Your Fyre Shall Burn No More: Iroquois Policy Toward New France and Its ...

Jose Antonio Brandao - Social Science - 2000 - 377 pages
...The Iroquois shared all among themselves. As Father Le Jeune wrote after his first visit among them, a “whole village must be without corn, before any...individual can be obliged to endure privation.” 3 ' Their willingness to share was extended to other groups—native and European—and continued to...
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Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-white Relations in Canada

James Rodger Miller - Social Science - 2000 - 481 pages
...characteristic of these societies, as the Jesuit Father Ragueneau observed: 'No hospitals [shelters] are needed among them, because there are neither mendicants...the produce of their fisheries equally with all who come.'8 Sharing and redistribution of material goods were not just admired but required; acquisitiveness...
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A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America

James E. McWilliams, James A. Mcwilliams - Cooking - 2005 - 386 pages
...imposed such limitations, however, the Native Americans were quick to help one another make ends meet. "A whole village must be without corn, before any individual can be obliged to endure privation," one Frenchman observed. The rarity of these shortages spoke to the precisely calculated and wellhoned...
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Faith, Physics, and Psychology: Rethinking Society and the Human Spirit

John Fitzgerald Medina - Philosophy - 2006 - 537 pages
...Their kindness, humanity, and courtesy not only makes them liberal with what they have, but causes them to possess hardly anything except in common....corn, before any individual can be obliged to endure privation."11 Such socioeconomic arrangements and conditions were unheard of in Europe, where the people...
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Eloquence is Power: Oratory & Performance in Early America

Sandra M. Gustafson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 287 pages
...concepts about property. They "possess hardly anything except in common," a French missionary concluded. "A whole village must be without corn, before any individual can be obliged to endure privation." But Iroquois economic principles only superficially resembled European concepts of communalism, for...
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