Proceedings and Collections, Volume 9

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Vol. 2 includes "A bibliography of the Wyoming Valley, Rev. H.E. Hayden".

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Page 211 - Cincinnatus, three Senators presenting him with a sword and other military ensigns. On a field in the background, his wife standing at the door of their cottage ; near it a plough and other implements of husbandry. Round the whole, omnia reliquit servare rempublicam.
Page 102 - They beheld several of the natives going about with firebrands in their hands, and certain dried herbs which they rolled up in a leaf, and lighting one end, put the other in their mouths, and continued exhaling and puffing out the smoke. A roll of this kind they called a tobacco, a name since transferred to the plant of which the rolls were made. The Spaniards, although prepared to meet with wonders, were struck with astonishment at this singular and apparently nauseous indulgence...
Page 230 - No. 4. A Memorandum Description of the Finer Specimens of Indian Earthenware Pots in the collection of the Society.
Page 109 - Englishmen, which the Indians manage with a nail stuck in a cane or reed. Thus they roll it continually on their thighs with their right hand, holding the bit of shell with their left...
Page 109 - Return, uncapable of giving any reasonable Account of what they met withal in those remote Parts; tho' the Country abounds with Curiosities worthy a nice Observation. In this Point, I think, the French outstrip us.
Page 106 - ... green, brown, black and blue stones, which are so soft that they can be cut with a knife ; of these they make their pipes a yard and a half long or longer.
Page 103 - Botanists declare that a very lengthy course of cultivation is required so to alter the form of a plant that it can no longer be identified with the wild species ; and still more protracted must be the artificial propagation for it to lose its power of independent life, and to rely wholly on man to preserve it from extinction. Now this is precisely the condition of the maize, tobacco, cotton, quinoa, and mandioca plants, and of that species of palm called by botanists the Gulielma...
Page 118 - Generally all the Men throughout the Countrey have a Tobacco-bag with a pipe in it, hanging at their back; sometimes they make such great pipes, both of wood and stone, that they are two...
Page 4 - On motion, the Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Association for these gentlemen.
Page 125 - ... scarcely a quarter of an inch in width. These pipes were obviously very old; and in all likelihood antedated, by an indefinite period of time, the occupancy of this valley by the Cherokees. So far as recorded observation extends, nothing like them was noted in the use or possession of the modern Indians. There are at least plausible grounds for believing that the ancient peoples who piled up these august tumuli along the banks of the Etowah, and departing left behind them enduring monuments of...

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