Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of the Best and Rarest Contemporary Volumes of Travel, Descriptive of the Aborigines and Social and Economic Conditions in the Middle and Far West, During the Period of Early American Settlement, Volume 1
Reuben Gold Thwaites
A. H. Clark Company, 1904 - Mississippi River Valley
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Page 62 - Name of the Honourable James Hamilton, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, on Delaware...
Page 135 - In our way we passed through a fine timbered clear wood ; we came into a large road which the buffalos have beaten, spacious enough for two wagons to go abreast, and leading straight into the Lick. It appears that there are vast quantities of these bones lying five or six feet under ground, which we discovered in the bank, at the edge of the Lick. We found here two tusks above six feet long ; we carried one, with some other bones, to our boats, and set off.
Page 215 - The white people think we have no brains in our heads ; that they are big, and we a little handful ; but remember, when you hunt for a rattlesnake you cannot find it, and perhaps it will bite you before you see it.
Page 331 - The Historic Highways of America by ARCHER BUTLER HULBERT A series of monographs on the History of America as portrayed in the evolution of its highways of War, Commerce, and Social Expansion. Comprising the following volumes : I — Paths of the Mound-Building Indians and Great Game Animals.
Page 54 - Indians they being all out a hunting, but those we have seen are of opinion that their Brothers the English ought to have a Fort on this River to secure the Trade, for they think it will be dangerous for the Traders to travel the Roads for fear of being surprised by some of the French and French Indians, as they expect nothing else but a War with the French next Spring.
Page 150 - Miame river, about a quarter of a mile from this place, is one hundred yards wide, on the east side of which stands a stockade fort, somewhat ruinous. The Indian village consists of about forty or fifty cabins, besides nine or ten French houses, a runaway colony from Detroit, during the...
Page 152 - ... good, producing plenty of grain. All the people here are generally poor wretches, and consist of three or four hundred French families, a lazy, idle people, depending chiefly on the savages for their subsistence ; though the land, with little labor, produces plenty of grain, they scarcely raise as much as will supply their wants, in imitation of the Indians, whose manners and customs they have entirely adopted, and cannot subsist without them. The men, women, and children speak the Indian tongue...
Page 144 - The distance from Post Vincent to Ouicatanon is two hundred and ten miles. This place is situated on the Ouabache. About fourteen French families are living in the fort, which stands on the north side of the river.
Page 215 - Your heart is good," they said to Post, "you speak sincerely; but we know there is always a great number who wish to get rich ; they never have enough ; look ! we do not want to be rich, and take away what others have.
Page 68 - How comes it that you have broke the general peace? Is it not three years since you, as well as our Brothers, the English, told us that there was a peace between the English and French; and how comes it that you have taken our Brothers as your prisoners on our lands. Is it not our land...