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Sketches of the History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians ...
James Buc (british Consul at New York )
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Página 251 - And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, "As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
Página 360 - Our wise Forefathers established Union and Amity between the Five Nations ; this has made us formidable, this has given us great weight and Authority with our Neighboring Nations. " We are a Powerful! confederacy, and by your observing the same Methods our wise Forefathers have taken, you will acquire fresh Strength and Power ; therefore, whatever befalls you, never fall out with one another.
Página 253 - Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people ; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land : for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
Página 253 - Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought...
Página 319 - But this is not all; they agree in rites; they reckon by moons; they offer their first fruits; they have a kind of feast of tabernacles; they are said to lay their altar upon twelve stones; their mourning a year; customs of women, with many other things that do not now occur.
Página 316 - ... of body, that he will even sweat to a foam. The other part is their cantico, performed by round dances, sometimes words, sometimes songs, then shouts; two being in the middle that begin; and, by singing and drumming on a board, direct the chorus. Their postures in the dance are very antick and differing, but all keep measure. This is done with equal earnestness and labor, but great appearance of joy.
Página 313 - I have made it my business to understand it, that I might not want an interpreter on any occasion ; and I must say that I know not a language spoken in Europe, that hath words of more sweetness or greatness, in accent and emphasis, than theirs: for instance, Octocockon, Rancocas, Oricton, Shak, Marian, Poquesien, all which" are names of places and have grandeur in them.
Página 139 - April, 1792, making in whole $4,500, which shall be expended yearly forever in purchasing clothing, domestic animals, implements of husbandry and other utensils suited to their circumstances, and In compensating useful artificers who shall reside with or near them and be employed for their benefit.