The Indian Miscellany: Containing Papers on the History, Antiquities, Arts, Languages, Religions, Traditions and Superstitions of the American Aborigines ; with Descriptions of Their Domestic Life, Manners, Customs, Traits, Amusements and Exploits ; Travels and Adventures in the Indian Country ; Incidents to Border Warfare; Missionary Relations, Etc
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Página 403 - THE HOLY BIBLE: CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW. Translated into the INDIAN LANGUAGE, and Ordered to be printed by the Commissioners of the United Colonies in NEW-ENGLAND, At the Charge, and with the Consent of the CORPORATION IN ENGLAND For the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New-England.
Página 179 - When it is sufficiently dried it is pounded fine between two stones till it is pulverized, and is then placed in a basket about two feet long and one in diameter, neatly made of grass and rushes, and lined with the skin of a salmon stretched and dried for the purpose. Here...
Página 40 - As they pursued their travels, partly by land, and partly by water, sometimes near and at other times on the great Saltwater Lake, as they call the Sea, they discovered the great River, which we call the Delaware...
Página 301 - The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar : and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven ; till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds
Página 100 - The history of their labors is connected with the origin of every celebrated town in the annals of French America : not a cape was turned, nor a river entered, but a Jesuit led the way.
Página 88 - ... yourselves, you will be permitted to live there, or whether you have not swallowed that land down your throats as well as the land on this side. We, therefore, assign you two places to go — either to Wyoming or Shamokin. You may go to either of these places and then we shall have you more under our eye, and shall see how you behave.
Página 88 - This is the behaviour of the wise united nations. But we find you are none of our blood; you act a dishonest part, not only in this, but in other matters; your ears are ever open to slanderous reports about your brethren.
Página 402 - Her bracelets and her necklace were of the same sort of beads ; and she had a little tablet upon her breast, very finely decked with jewels and precious stones. Her hair was combed back, and tied up with a border, which was neatly worked both with gold and silver.
Página 406 - So great was his charity that his salary was often distributed for the relief of his needy neighbors so soon after the period at which he received it, that before another period arrived his own family were straitened for the comforts of life. One day the parish treasurer, on paying him the money for salary due, which he put into a handkerchief, in order to prevent Mr.
Página 87 - Proprietors for a valuable consideration, upwards of fifty years ago, and notwithstanding that they themselves had about (five) years ago, after a long and full examination, ratified that deed of their ancestors, and given a fresh one under their hands and seals, and then you requested us to remove them, enforcing your request with a string of wampum. Afterwards you laid on the table by Conrad Weiser our own letters, some of our cousins...