A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren Among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians: From Its Commencement, in the Year 1740, to the Close of the Year 1808 ; Comprising All the Remarkable Incidents which Took Place at Their Missionary Stations During that Period ; Interspersed with Anecdotes, Historical Facts, Speeches of Indians, and Other Interesting Matter
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Page 308 - My arm fails me. Go on in the same way. I think I have done pretty well.' In another house, where mostly women and children were confined, Judith, a remarkably pious aged widow, was the first victim.
Page 207 - ... assist him in punishing his children, the Americans, who have become refractory. I took time to consider what I should do; whether or not I should receive the hatchet of my father to assist him. At first I looked upon it as a family quarrel, in which I was not interested. However, at length, it appeared to me that the father was in the right; and his children deserved to be punished a little.
Page 76 - I particularly noticed to have been shot in the breast, his legs were chopped with the tomahawk, his hands cut off, and finally a rifle ball discharged in his mouth; so that his head was blown to atoms, and the brains were splashed against, and yet hanging to the wall, for three or four feet around. This man's hands and feet had also been chopped off with a tomahawk. In this manner lay the whole of them, men, women and children, spread about the prison yard: shot — scalped — hacked — and cut...
Page 207 - ... us, by his refractory children; yet these do not grow better. No! they remain the same, and will continue to be so, as long as we have any land left us! Look back at the murders committed by the Long Knives on many of our relations, who lived peaceable neighbors to them on the Ohio!
Page 134 - The father's heart having by this time become hardened — and the bad adviser calling to him, ' whip him if he disobeys and refuses to carry the pack...
Page 258 - Brethren, when all the nations join to this friendship, then the day will begin to shine clear over us. some of them before long from a window, and instantly stepped out, and called to them. ' Friends !' said he, ' by your manoeuvres I conclude you are come for me. If so, why do you hesitate ; — Obey your orders ; I am ready to submit. You seem to fear old Glickkican. Ah ! there was a time when I would have scorned to submit to such cowardly slaves. But I am no more Glickkican, I am Isaac, a believer...
Page 134 - says the son, 'am I to be served thus, for not doing what I am unable to do! Well if entreaties avail nothing with you, father — and it is to be decided by blows, whether or not I am able to carry a pack so heavy — then I have no other choice left me, but that of resisting your unreasonable demand, by my strength ; and so, by striking each other, we may see who is the strongest.
Page 170 - English ; and are thefew thousand Americans who have escaped them, now embodying themselves on this side of the mountains for the purpose of killing all the Indians in this country, even our women and children? Now do not deceive us, but speak the truth" (added he) ; " is this all true what I have said to you?