Stories about Indians ...

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Merrill & Merrill, 1854 - Children's stories - 24 pages

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Page 10 - I have traced over the dead leaves in the woods ; and that he is a white man, I know by his turning out his toes when he walks, which an Indian never does. His gun I know to be short by the mark...
Page 20 - When white man's child die, Indian man be sorry, — he help bury him. When my child die, no one speak to me, — 1 make his grave alone. I can no live here.
Page 19 - An Indian of the Kennebeck tribe, remarkable for his good conduct, received a grant of land from the State, and fixed himself in a new township where a number of families were settled. Though not ill treated, yet the common prejudice against Indians prevented any sympathy with him. This was shown at the death of his only child, when none of the people came near him. Shortly afterwards he went to some of the inhabitants, and said to them : " When white man's child die, Indian man he sorry, — he...
Page 24 - We have," say they, uas much curiosity as you, and when you come into our towns, we wish for opportunities of looking at you ; but for this purpose we hide ourselves behind bushes, where you are to pass, and never intrude ourselves into your company.
Page 10 - the thief I know is a little man, by his having made a pile of stones to stand upon, in order to reach the venison from the height I hung it standing on the ground ; that he is an old man, I know by his...
Page 15 - Lincoln went to make peace with the Creek Indians, one of the chiefs asked him to sit down on a log ; he was then desired to move, and in a few minutes to move still farther ; the request was repeated till the General got to the end of the log.
Page 13 - America. The majority of the Chiefs were friendly, but there was much opposition made to it, more especially by a young warrior, who declared that when an alliance was entered into with America, he should consider the sun of his country as set forever.
Page 23 - The politeness of these savages in conversation, is, indeed, carried to excess ; since it does not permit them to contradict or deny the truth : of what is asserted in their presence.
Page 7 - ... the nation and friends of the captive. The multitude, dumb, and nerveless with amazement at the daring deed, made no effort to rescue their victim from her deliverer. They viewed it as the immediate act of the Great Spirit, submitted to it without a murmur, and quietly retired to their village. The released captive was accompanied three days through the wilderness, toward her home.
Page 9 - They answered in the affirmative : and upon the Indian assuring them that the man thus described had stolen his venison, they desired to be informed how he was able to give so minute a description of a person, whom it appeared he had never seen.

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