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" As one approaches nearer to the country of the Cats, one finds heavy and thick water, which ignites like brandy, and boils up in bubbles of flame when fire is applied to it. It is, moreover, so oily, that all our Savages use it to anoint and grease their... "
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the ... - Página 263
por Jesuits - 1899
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Publications, Volumen20

Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, N.Y.) - 1917
...description of the Iroquois country : " As one approaches nearer to the country of the Cats [ie, the Eries], one finds heavy and thick water, which ignites like...use it to anoint and grease their heads and their bodies." Father Chaumonot was among the Senecas in 1656, as were, at various times, Fathers Fremin,...
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A History of the Mississippi Valley: From Its Discovery to the End of ...

John Randolph Spears, Alzamore H. Clark - 1903 - 416 páginas
...the lead of Father Francois le Mercier. One of them saw a spring from which flowed a substance that "ignites like brandy, and boils up in bubbles of flame when fire is applied to it. * * * Our savages use it to grease their heads and bodies." It is believed that this was a petroleum...
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Messenger, Volumen47

1907
...when shaken violently and yields sulphur when boiled. As you appreach the country of the Cats you find heavy and thick water which ignites like brandy and...it. It is, moreover, so oily that all our savages used it to anoint and grease their heads and bodies." The first of these springs has never been identified....
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Pioneer Priests of North America, 1642-1710, Volumen1

Thomas Joseph Campbell - 1908
...when shaken violently and yields sulphur when boiled. As you approach the country of the Cats you find heavy and thick water which ignites like brandy and...savages use it to anoint and grease their heads and bodies." The first of these springs has never been identified. " The burning spring near the Senecas...
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Religion in New Netherland, 1623-1664: A History of the Development of the ...

Frederick James Zwierlein - 1910 - 365 páginas
...country of the Cats, one finds heavy and thick water, which ignites like brandy, and boils up in bubles of flame when fire is applied to it. It is, moreover,...use it to anoint and grease their heads and their bodies." Rel. 1656-7. Cap. xi. Jes. Rel. xliii. 259-261. " The first one has never been exactly identified....
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The French in the Heart of America

John Finley - 1915 - 431 páginas
...The spring in the direction of Sonnontouan is no less wonderful; for its water — being of the same nature as the surrounding soil, which has only to...use it to anoint and grease their heads and their bodies." — "Jesuit Relations, 1657," 43 : 261. Pierre Boucher (governor of Three Rivers in 1653-8...
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The French in the Heart of America

John Huston Finley - 1915 - 431 páginas
...the surrounding soil, which has only to be washed in order to obtain perfectly pure sulphur—ignites when shaken violently, and yields sulphur when boiled....use it to anoint and grease their heads and their bodies."—"Jesuit Relations, 1657," 43 : 261. Pierre Boucher (governor of Three Rivers in 1653-8 and...
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Publications, Volumen20

Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, N.Y.) - 1917
...description of the Iroquois country : " As one approaches nearer to the country of the Cats [te, the Eries], one finds heavy and thick water, which ignites like...use it to anoint and grease their heads and their bodies." Father Chaumonot was among the Senecas in 1656, as were, at various times, Fathers Fremin,...
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