The American nations; or, Outlines of their general history, ancient and modern

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C. S. Rafinesque, 1836
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Page 5 - But their minds were blinded ; for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament, which veil is done away in Christ ; but even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart...
Page 4 - Irving indulges himself in such phrases as the following; "muzzle free discourse" — " power muffled with mercy" — " wiped intooblivion" — "the sprouting of the grave with vitality" — "her (the soul's) callow nakedness sprouteth with a divine plumage." When " the morning stars sung together, and the sons of God shouted for joy...
Page 144 - ... Shawanis and Ottawas, nor Dolojo in the next war. 17. Yet after the last peace, the Kichikani- Yankwis came in swarms all around us, and they desired also our lands of Wapahani. It was useless to resist, because they were getting stronger and stronger by joining fires. 18. Kithtilkand and Lapanibit were the chiefs of our two tribes when we resolved to exchange our lands, and return at last beyond the Masispek, near to our old country.
Page 137 - Pematqlli was chief over many towns. 8. And Pepomahemen (Paddler), at many waters (or the great waters). 9. And Tankawon (Little-cloud) was chief, and many went away. 10. The Nentegos and the Shawanis went to the south lands. 11. Kichitamak (Big-beaver) was chief at the White lick ( Wapahoning). 12. The Good-prophet ( Onowatok) went to the west.
Page 143 - Hopokan (Strong-pipe) of the Wolf tribe was made chief, and he made war on the Kichikani- Yankwis, and became the friend of Dolojo, who was then very strong. 15. But the Eastern fires were stronger; they did not take Lowinaki, but became...
Page 128 - But there were many monsters (Amangamek) in the way, and some men were devoured by them. 12. But the daughter of a spirit, helped them in a boat, saying come, come, they were coming and were helped.
Page 142 - They were allowed to dwell with us, to build houses and plant corn, as friends and allies. Because they were hungry and we thought them children of Gishaki (or sun land), and not serpents and children of serpents. 5. And they were traders,- bringing fine new tools, and weapons, and cloth, and beads, for which we gave them skins and shells and corn. And we liked them and the things they brought, for we thought them good and made by the children of Gishaki. 6. But they brought also fire-guns, and fire-waters,...
Page 151 - These actual olum were first obtained in 1820 as a reward for a medical cure, deemed a curiosity, and were unexplicable. In 1822 were obtained from another individual the songs annexed thereto in the original language, but no one could be found by me able to translate them. I had therefore to learn the language since, by the help of Zeisberger, Heckewelder, and a manuscript dictionary, on purpose to translate them, which I only accomplished in 1833.
Page 130 - After the flood," says this record, " the Lenape with the manly turtle beings dwelt close together at the cave house and dwelling of Talli. . . . They saw that the snake land was bright and wealthy. Having all agreed, they went over the water of the frozen sea to possess the land. It was wonderful when they all went over the smooth deep water of * In the Mexican text the Spanish word " diablo " has been interpolated by the Mexican scribes, as no Mexican word for "devil" exists. The scribe was, of...
Page 127 - This strong snake had become the foe of the Jins, and they became troubled, hating each other.

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