Onondaga, Or, Reminiscences of Earlier and Later Times: Being a Series of Historical Sketches Relative to Onondaga ; with Notes on the Several Towns in the County, and Oswego, Volumen1

Stoddard and Babcock, 1849

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Página 95 - Conrad answered all his questions ; and when the discourse began to flag, the Indian, to continue it, said, " Conrad, you have lived long among the white people, and know something of their customs ; I have been sometimes at Albany, and have observed, that once in seven days they shut up their shops, and assemble all in the great house ; tell me what it is for ? What do they do there ? " " They meet there," says Conrad, " to hear and learn good things."
Página 95 - So I thought to myself since I cannot do any business to-day, I may as well go to the meeting too, and I went with him. There stood up a man in black, and began to talk to the people very angrily. I did not understand what he said: but perceiving that he looked much at me and...
Página 97 - We conquered you, we made women of you; you know you are women, and can no more sell land than women. Nor is it fit you should have the power of selling lands, since you / would abuse it.
Página 88 - Corlear shall, either jointly or separately, endeavor to attack the country which the Great Spirit has given to our ancestors. This belt preserves my words, and this other, the authority which the Five Nations have given me.
Página 86 - I have my eyes open, and the sun which enlightens me, discovers to me a great captain at the head of a company of soldiers who speaks as if he were dreaming. He says that he only came to the lake to smoke on the great calumet with the Onondagas.
Página 76 - 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 the 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.
Página 96 - Hans, (says I,) I hope you have agreed to give more than four shillings a pound.' ' No,' says he, ' I cannot give so much ; I cannot give more than three shillings and sixpence.
Página 96 - ... consult how to cheat Indians in the price of beaver. Consider but a little, Conrad, and you must be of my opinion. If they met so often to learn good things, they would certainly have learned some before this time.
Página 97 - We have concluded to remove them, and oblige them to go over the river Delaware, and quit all claim to any lands on this side for the future, since they have received pay for them, and it is gone through their guts long ago. To confirm to you that we will see your request executed, we lay down this string of wampum in return for yours.
Página 97 - But how came you to take upon you to sell land at all? We conquered you ; we made women of you ; you know you are women and can no more sell land than women.

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