Biography and History of the Indians of North America: Comprising a General Account of Them ... Also, a History of Their Wars; Their Manners and Customs ... Likewise Exhibiting an Analysis of ... the Great Question of the First Peopling of America
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Page 6 - I seized upon. They were all of one nation, but of several parts, and several families. This accident must be acknowledged the means, under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations.
Page 10 - ... after their best barbarous manner they could, a long consultation was held, but the conclusion was, two great stones were brought before Powhatan: then as many as could...
Page 25 - But you who are wise must know, that different Nations have different Conceptions of things; and you will therefore not take it amiss, if our Ideas of this Kind of Education happen not to be the same with yours.
Page 46 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, 'Logan is the friend of white men.
Page 133 - These rebels lay in ambush, this very place hard by, So that an English soldier did one of them espy, And cried out, " Here's an Indian ! " with that they started out, As fiercely as old lions, and hideously did shout.
Page 10 - Smith to be brought forth to a great house in the woods, and there upon a mat by the fire to be left alone.
Page 97 - Spirit given it to us, and not only to us, but why did He not give to our forefathers the knowledge of that book, with the means of understanding it rightly? We only know what you tell us about it; how shall we know when to believe, being so often deceived by the White people?
Page 97 - But an evil day came upon us. Your forefathers crossed the great waters, and landed on this island. Their numbers were small. They found friends and not enemies. They told us they had fled from their own country for fear of wicked men, and come here to enjoy their religion. They asked for a small seat.