A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World: In which the Coast of North-west America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed ; Undertaken by His Majesty's Command Principally with a View to Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication Between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham, Under the Command of Captain George Vancouver ... in Six Volumes, Volume 3

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John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1801 - Northwest Coast of North America
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Page 19 - ... every necessary care taken of them ; and in return for these advantages they must submit to certain regulations; amongst which, they are not suffered to go out of the interior square in the day time without permission; are never to sleep out of it at night; and to prevent elopements, this square has no communication with the country but by one common door, which the fathers themselves take care of, and see that it is well secured every evening, as also the apartments of the women, who generally...
Page 2 - Amador] in the Spanish army to breakfast. The reverend father expressed, and seemingly with great sincerity, the pleasure he felt at our arrival, and assured me that every refreshment and service in the power of himself or mission to bestow, I might unreservedly command ; since it would be conferring on them all a peculiar obligation to allow them to be serviceable.
Page 19 - Indians, the Spaniards deem it expedient to retain constantly a certain number of females immediately within their power, as a pledge for the fidelity of the men, and as a check on any improper designs the natives might attempt to carry into execution, either against the missionaries, or the establishment in general. By various encouragements and allurements to the children, or their parents, they can depend upon having as many to bring up in this way as they require; here they are well fed...
Page 18 - The looms, though rudely wrought, were tolerably well contrived, and had been made by the Indians. The produce is wholly applied to the clothing of the converted Indians.
Page 22 - ... which, after the fashion of their forefathers, were still without the most trivial improvement. Their houses were of a conical form, about six or seven feet in diameter at their base, (which is the ground), and are constructed by a number of stakes, chiefly of the willow tribe, which are driven erect into the earth in a circular manner, the upper ends of which being small and pliable are brought nearly to join at the top, in the center of the circle; and these being securely fastened, give the...
Page 128 - ... natives differed in nothing very materially from those we had visited during the summer, but in the decoration of their persons; in this respect they surpassed all the other tribes with paints of different colours, feathers, and other ornaments.
Page 129 - ... broad plank, carved in such a manner as to resemble the face of a man, the mouth serving for the purpose of a door-way. The fire-place is sunk in the earth, and confined from spreading above by a wooden frame. The inhabitants are universally addicted to smoking. Their pipe is similar to ours in shape. The bowl is made of very hard wood, and is externally ornamented with carvings ; the tube, about two feet long, is made of a small branch of the elder. In this they smoke an herb which the country...
Page 107 - E. ; and though the party were now nearer to it by 7 leagues, yet its lofty summit was scarcely more distinct across the intervening land, which was more than moderately elevated. Mr. Broughton honored it with Lord Hood's name; its appearance was magnificent ; and it was clothed in snow from its summit, as low down as the high land, by which it was intercepted, rendered it visible.
Page 19 - By various encouragements and allurements to the children, or their parents, they can depend upon having as many to bring up in this way as they require; here they are well fed, better clothed than the Indians in the neighborhood, are kept clean, instructed, and have every necessary care taken of them ; and in return for these advantages they must submit to certain regulations; amongst which, they are not suffered to go out of the interior square in the day time without...