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Page 140 - It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led the young men is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food; no one knows where they are — perhaps freezing to death.
Page 140 - It is the young men, now, who say 'yes' or 'no' [that is, vote in council]. He who led on the young men [Joseph's brother, Ollicut] is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people — some of them — have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are — perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and to see how many of them I can find; may be I shall find them among the dead. Hear...
Page 46 - ... mark of kindness ; gave our horses to the care of his servants, and introduced us immediately to the chairs, table and edibles of his apartments. He is a French Canadian ; has been in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company more than twenty years, and holds the rank of clerk ; is a merry, fat old gentleman of fifty, who, although in the wilderness all the best years of his life, has retained that manner of benevolence in trifles, in his mode of address, of seating you and serving you at table,...
Page 199 - ... the Red Cross, the Young Men's Christian Association, the Knights of Columbus, the Salvation Army, and the Jewish • Welfare Board, as auxiliaries in this work, were encouraged in every possible way.
Page 208 - State, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the President of the State University.
Page 46 - parfaitement' whether you are able to do so or not, so strikingly agreeable in that mercurial people. The 14th and 15th were spent very pleasantly with this gentleman. During that time he feasted us with excellent bread, and butter made from an American cow, obtained from some of the missionaries ; with baked, boiled, fried and broiled salmon — and, at my request, with some of his adventures in the wilderness. Fort Boisais was established in 1832, as the post whence to oppose Wyeth's operations...
Page 34 - ... deserted and took his son with him. I suspect he was afraid of being cast away passing the rapids. At dark one of the squaws, who keep about us, took a crazy fit, and cut her arms from the wrists to the shoulders, with a flint ; and the natives had great trouble and difficulty in getting her pacified. We have some Frenchmen, who prefer dog-flesh to fish ; and they here got two or three dogs from the Indians.
Page 28 - Britain restored the post to the United States in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Ghent, Astor did not renew his enterprise on the Pacific coast.
Page 60 - A born leader of men, he was fitly called Captain Nathaniel Wyeth as long as he lived. It was the weakness of his companions that forced him to let go his hold on that fair possession. I hope he is duly honored in your traditions.
Page 92 - Another, observing the camp from an elevated spot at a distance, thought when twilight came that he could see a thousand camp fires burning: "The sight was beautiful and I think was well calculated to give one an idea of an army in camp, dispersed over six or eight square miles of gravel.