History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations: Who Once Inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighboring States, Volume 12

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1876 - Delaware Indians - 465 pages

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History, manners, and customs of the Indian nations who once inhabited ... By John Heckewelder

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Page 131 - on your enemy much in the same manner as a hunter sets his dog on the game, while I am in the act of rushing on that enemy of yours, with the bloody destructive weapon you gave me, I may perchance happen to look back to the place from whence you started me, and what shall I see ? Perhaps I may see my father shaking hands with the Long-Knives ; yes, with these very people he now calls his enemies.
Page 251 - Harkee, bear ! you are a coward, and no warrior, as you pretend to be. Were you a warrior, you would show it by your firmness, and not cry and whimper like an old woman. You know, bear, that our tribes are at war with each other, and that yours was the aggressor. You have found the Indians too powerful for you, and you have gone sneaking about in the woods, stealing their hogs ; perhaps at this time you have hog's flesh in your belly.
Page 46 - Many wonderful things are told of this famous people. They are said to have been remarkably tall, and stout, and there is a tradition that there were giants among them, people of a much larger size than the tallest of the Lenape. It is related that they had built to themselves regular fortifications or entrenchments, from whence they would sally out, but were generally repulsed.
Page x - Names which the Lenni Lennape or Delaware Indians gave to rivers, streams, and localities, within the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia, with their significations.
Page xxx - Indians raised a cry from hill to hill, a Mohawk ! a Mohawk! upon which they all fled like sheep before wolves, without attempting to make the least resistance, whatever odds were on their side.
Page 45 - The Lenni Lenape (according to the traditions handed down to them by their ancestors) resided many hundred years ago in a very distant country in the western part of the American continent. For some reason which I do not find accounted for, they determined on migrating to the eastward, and accordingly set out together in a body. After a very long journey and many nights...
Page 169 - M'Intosh) as a present to another chief, who was called the Half-king of Upper Sandusky, for the purpose of being adopted into his family, in the place of one of his sons, who had been killed the preceding year, while at war with the people on the Ohio. The...
Page 47 - When the Lenape arrived on the banks of the Mississippi they sent a message to the Alligewi to request permission to settle themselves in their neighborhood. This was refused them, but they obtained leave to pass through the country and seek a settlement farther to the eastward. They accordingly began to cross the...
Page 98 - considers himself as being created by an all-powerful, wise and benevolent Mannitto ; all that he possesses. all that he enjoys, he looks upon as given to him or allotted for his use, by the Great Spirit who gave him life ; he therefore believes it to be his duty to adore and worship his creator and benefactor...
Page 284 - Shawanese, our grandchildren, have asked for your fellow-prisoner ; on him they will take revenge. All the nations connected with us cry out, revenge ! revenge ! The Moravians whom you went to destroy, having fled, instead of avenging their brethren, the offence is become national, and the nation itself is bound to take revenge !" Crawford — " My fate is then fixed, and I must prepare to meet death in its worst form.

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