The Oneidas

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Alden Brothers, 1907 - Indians of North America - 384 pages
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Page 135 - Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5. To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Page 89 - I am an aged hemlock. The winds of an hundred winters have whistled through my branches ; I am dead at the top. The generation to which I belonged, have run away, and left me ; why I live, the Great Good Spirit only knows. Fray to my Jesus, that I may have patience to wait for my appointed time to die.
Page 119 - Oneida immediately discharged his rifle and wounded him ; he fell. Throwing down his rifle and his blanket, the Indian plunged into the creek and swam across ; as soon as he had gained the opposite bank, he raised his tomahawk, and with a yell, sprang like a tiger upon his fallen foe. Butler supplicated, though in vain, for mercy ; the Oneida, with his uplifted axe, shouted in his broken English, 'Sherry Valley ! remember Sherry Valley...
Page 43 - And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music. And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
Page 123 - Your roads still traverse those same lines of communication which bound one part of the Long House to the other. Have we, the first holders of this prosperous region, no longer a share in your history?
Page 31 - ... property, and the infrequency of crime, dispensed with a vast amount of the legislation and machinery, incident to the protection of civilized society. While, therefore, it would be unreasonable to seek those high qualities of mind, which result from ages of cultivation, in such a rude state of existence, it would be equally irrational to regard the Indian character as devoid of all those higher characteristics which ennoble the human race. If he has never contributed a page to science, nor a...
Page 130 - If a white man, in travelling through our country, enters one of our cabins, we all treat him as I do you ; we dry him if he is wet, we warm him if he is cold, and give him meat and drink, that he may allay his...
Page 19 - Forest,' and whose home is everywhere, shall be the fourth nation, because of your superior cunning in hunting. "And you, SENEGAS, a people who live in the 'Open Country,
Page 104 - Was it an alien, a foreign nation, who had struck you, we should look into the matter. We hope, through the wise government and good pleasure of God, your distresses may be soon removed and the dark clouds be dispersed.

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