The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 ; the Original French, Latin, and Italian Texts, with English Translations and Notes, Volumen12

Burrows Bros. Company, 1898
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Establishment of Jesuit missions: Abenaki ; Quebec ; Montreal ; Huron ; Iroquois ; Ottawa ; and Lousiana.

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Página 117 - You must have sincere affection for the Savages, - looking upon them as ransomed by the blood of the son of God, and as our Brethren with whom we are to pass the rest of our lives.
Página 123 - This is a lesson which is easy enough to learn, but very difficult to put into practice; for, leaving a highly civilized community, you fall into the hands of barbarous people who care but little for your Philosophy or your Theology. All the fine qualities which might make you loved and respected in France are like pearls trampled under the feet of swine...
Página 271 - ... names which they have given to their several tribes were mere badges of distinction, or " coats of arms " as Pyrlaeus calls them ; but if we pay attention to the reasons which they give for those denominations, the idea of a supposed family connexion is easily discernible. The Tortoise, or as it is commonly called, the Turtle tribe, among the Lenape, claims a superiority and ascendency over the others, because their relation, the great Tortoise, a fabled monster, the Atlas of their mythology,...
Página 121 - Be careful not to annoy any one in the canoe with your hat ; it would be better to take your nightcap. There is no impropriety among the Savages.
Página 119 - You must try and eat at daybreak unless you can take your meal with you in the canoe; for the day is very long, if you have to pass it without eating. The Barbarians eat only at Sunrise and Sunset, when they are on their journeys. You must be prompt in embarking and disembarking; and tuck up your gowns so that they will not get wet, and so that you will not carry either water or sand into the canoe. To be properly dressed, you must have your feet and legs bare; while crossing the rapids, you can...
Página 61 - THERE is nothing so difficult as to control the tribes of America. All these Barbarians have the law of wild asses, — they are born, live, and die in a liberty without restraint; they do not know what is meant by bridle or bit.
Página 271 - Being, the first and great beginning of all things, was Kickeron, 1 who is the origin of all, who has not only once produced or made all things, but produces every day.
Página 123 - ... they are. If you could go naked, and carry the load of a horse upon your back, as they do, then you would be wise according to their doctrine, and would be recognized as a great man, otherwise not. Jesus Christ is our true greatness; it is He alone and His cross that should be sought in running after these people, for, if you strive for anything else, you will find naught but bodily and spiritual affliction.
Página 123 - ... stated) with all those of the country; you meet some today and others tomorrow, who do not fail to inquire, from those who brought you, what sort of man you are. It is almost incredible, how they observe and remember even the slightest fault. When you meet Savages on the way, as you cannot yet greet them with kind words, at least show them a cheerful face, and thus prove that you endure gayly the fatigues of the voyage.
Página 119 - ... win their hearts. You must try and eat at daybreak, unless you can take your meal with you in the canoe ; for the day is very long if you have to pass it without eating. The barbarians eat only at sunrise and sunset when they are on their journeys. . . . To be properly dressed you must have your feet and legs bare; while crossing the rapids you can wear your shoes, even your leggings.

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