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Biography and History of the Indians of North America: From Its First Discovery
Samuel Gardner Drake
No preview available - 2020
affair afterwards America answer appears arms army arrived attack body Book Boston brought called Capt Captain captives carried cause Cherokees chief Church command considerable continued council Creek death desired died discovered doubt enemy England English escaped expedition father fear feet fell fight fire five force fort four French friends gave give given governor ground guns hands head Hist immediately Indians Island John killed king known land letter lived Major manner marched means meet mentioned miles murdered Narragansets nearly never night notice observed ordered party passed peace Pequots persons Philip possession present prisoners probably reason received remained returned River sachem says seems sent shot side soon speak supposed taken thing told took town treaty tribe Uncas warriors whites wounded
Page 29 - We have had some experience of it — several of our young people were formerly brought up at the colleges of the northern provinces; they were instructed in all your sciences, but when they came back to us, they were bad runners, ignorant of every means of living in the woods, unable to bear either cold or hunger, knew neither how to build a cabin, take a deer, or kill an enemy, spoke our language imperfectly, were therefore neither fit for hunters, warriors, nor counsellors; they were totally good...
Page 537 - Gainst Brandt himself I went to battle forth : Accursed Brandt ! he left of all my tribe Nor man, nor child, nor thing of living birth: No ! not the dog, that watched my household hearth, Escaped, that night of blood, upon our plains ! All perished ! — I alone am left on earth ! To whom nor relative nor blood remains, No ! — not a kindred drop that runs in human veins t XVIII.
Page 500 - When he arose, he was in no wise confused or daunted, but spoke in a distinct and audible voice, without stammering or repetition, and with peculiar emphasis. His looks, while addressing Dunmore, were truly grand and majestic, yet graceful and attractive. I have heard the first orators in Virginia, Patrick Henry and Richard Henry Lee ; but never have I heard one whose powers of delivery surpassed those of Cornstock.
Page 312 - ... 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 571 - The way, and the only way to check and to stop this evil, is, for all the red men to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land, as it was at first, and should be yet ; for it never was divided, but belongs to all, for the use of each. That no part has a right to sell, even to each other, much less to strangers ; those who want all, and will not do with less.
Page 546 - Brother, you say you want an answer to your talk before you leave this place. It is right you should have one, as you are...
Page 312 - 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 275 - The Indians lie in ambush, in some place nigh at hand, In order to surround us upon this neck of land ; Therefore we'll march in order, and each man leave his pack That we may briskly fight them, when they make their attack.