Indian Wars of New England: The land of the Abenake. The French occupation. King Philip's war. St. Castin's war

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W.B. Clarke Company, 1910 - Indians of North America
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Page 333 - Necklaces, with Jewels in her ears and Bracelets upon her hands. When she had dressed herself, her work was to make Girdles of Wampum and Beads.
Page 221 - I can procure, until they come to five wolves yearly. 4. If any difference fall between the English and myself and people, then I do promise to repair to the governor of Plymouth, to rectify the difference amongst us.
Page 436 - Myself having command of a garrison in Falmouth for the defence of the same, a party of French from Canada, joined with a company of Indians, to the number of betwixt four and five hundred French and Indians set upon our fort. The 16th of May, 1690, about dawning, began our fight: the 20th, about 3 o'clock, afternoon, we were taken. They fought us five days and four nights, in which time they killed and wounded the greatest part of our men, burned all the houses, and at last we were forced to have...
Page 437 - ... that we should have liberty to march to the next English town and have a guard for our defence, and safety...
Page 481 - Norridgewog, and was gone four years, in which she endured every thing but death. She was delivered of a child in the winter, in the open air, and in a violent snow-storm ; being unable to suckle her child, or provide it any food, the Indians killed it. She lived fourteen days on a decoction of the bark of trees. Once they set her to draw a sled up a river, against a piercing north-west wind, and left her. She was so overcome with the cold that she grew sleepy, laid down, and was nearly dead when...
Page 340 - He proposed to the Indians to have a training the next day, and a sham fight after the English mode ; and summoning his own men, with those under Captain Frost of Kittery, they, in conjunction with the two companies, formed one party, and the Indians another. Having diverted them a while in this manner, and caused the Indians to fire the first volley, by a peculiar dexterity the whole body of them (except two or three) were surrounded, before they could form a suspicion of what was intended. They...
Page 330 - Chron. xxv. 4, doth sway much with me, in the case under consideration. I hope God will direct those whom it doth concern to a good issue. Let us join our prayers at the throne of grace with all our might, that the Lord would so dispose...
Page 415 - The preservation of its owner was more remarkable. Elizabeth Heard, with her three sons and a daughter, and some others, were returning in the night from Portsmouth. They passed up the river in their boat unperceived by the Indians, who were then in possession of the houses ; but suspecting danger by the noise which they heard, after they had landed they betook themselves to Waldron's garrison, where they saw lights, which they imagined were set up for direction to those who might be seeking a refuge.
Page 445 - They were sold into slavery, West Indian slavery ! — an Indian princess and her child, sold from the cool breezes of Mount Hope, from the wild freedom of a New England forest, to gasp under the lash, beneath the blazing sun of the tropics!
Page 223 - ... satisfaction of all that audience, both [to] the said gentlemen and others, that he had broken his covenant made with our colony at Taunton in April last, in divers particulars : as also carried very unkindly unto us divers ways. "1. In that he "had neglected to bring in his arms, although " competent time, yea his time enlarged " to do it in, as before stated.

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