Sketches of the History, Manners Et Customs of the North-american Indians, Volume 1
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Page 60 - The blood of many of our fathers and brothers has run like water on the ground, to satisfy the avarice of the white men. We, ourselves, are threatened with a great evil; nothing will pacify them but the destruction of all the red men.
Page 146 - Squaw, which he like, he go to him, place his two forefingers close aside each other, make two look like one — look Squaw in the face — see him smile — which is all one he say, Yes! so he take him home — no danger he be cross! no! no ! Squaw know too well what Indian do if he cross! — throw him away and take another ! Squaw love to eat meat ! no husband ! no meat ! Squaw do every thing to please husband ! he do the same to please Squaw ! live happy ! " 1 The pronouns in the Indian language...
Page 130 - A Treaty between the United States of America, and the Tribes of Indians called the Six Nations...
Page 132 - April, 1792, making in whole $4,500, which shall be expended yearly forever in purchasing clothing, domestic animals, implements of husbandry and other utensils suited to their circumstances, and In compensating useful artificers who shall reside with or near them and be employed for their benefit.
Page 25 - ... finger, so that by the time the whole was cut up, it made a great heap; they then took the rope at one end, and drew it gently along, carefully avoiding its breaking. It was drawn out into a circular form, and being closed at its ends, encompassed a large piece of ground. The Indians were surprised at the superior wit of the whites,* but did not wish to contend with them about a little land, as they had still enough themselves.
Page 2 - Congress of the United States, entitled "an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an act entitled "an act supplementary to an act entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the...
Page 98 - Tonnewanta creeks, used to supply us with food, are now, by the dams and other obstructions of the white people, prevented from multiplying, and we are almost entirely deprived of that accustomed sustenance. Our great Father the President has recommended to our young men to be industrious,—to plough and to sow.
Page 60 - Brothers - The white men are not friends to the Indians: at first, they only asked for land sufficient for a wigwam; now, nothing will satisfy them but the whole of our hunting grounds, from the rising to the setting sun.
Page 132 - In consideration of the peace and friendship hereby established, and of the engagements entered into by the Six Nations ; and because the United States desire, with humanity and kindness, to contribute to their comfortable support ; and to render the peace and friendship hereby established, strong and perpetual ; the United States now deliver to the Six Nations, and the Indians of the other nations residing among and united with them, a quantity of goods, of the value of ten thousand dollars.
Page 180 - And yet,' say those injured people, 'these white men would always be 210 telling us of their great Book which God had given to them; they would persuade us that every man was good who believed in what the Book said, and every man was bad who did not believe in it. They told us a great many things, which, they said, were written in the good Book, and wanted us to believe it all. We would probably have done so, if we had seen them practice what they pretended to believe, and act according to the good...