ISBN: 1171041012 / ISBN-13: 9781171041016
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere: Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, & Gore, in the Years 1776, 7, 8, 9, and 80
by James Cook
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAP. IX. Behaviour of the Natives, the Tfchutfki, on seeing the Ships. --Interview with some of them.--'Their Weapons.-- Persons.--Ornaments.--Clothing.--Winter and Summer Habitations.--The Ships cross the Straits to the Coajl of America.--Progress Northward.--Cape Mul grave.--Appearance of Fields of Ice.--Situation of Icy Cape.--The Sea blocked up with Ice.--Sea-horses killed, and used as Provisions.--These Animals described.--Dimensions of one of them.--Cape Lifburne.--Fruitless Attempts to get through the Ice, at a Distance from the Goaft.--Observations on the Formation of this Ice.-- Arrival on the Coafi of Asa*--Cape North.--The Prosecution of the Voyage deferred to the ensuing Year* i AS we were standing into this bay, we perceived on the 1778. North shore a village, and some people, whom the t A DEGREESgulh DEGREES, sight of the ships seemed to have thrown into confusion, or Mnday I0 fear. We could plainly see persons running up the country with burdens upon their backs. At these habitations I proposed to land; and, accordingly, went with three armed boats, accompanied by some of the ofsicers. About thirty or forty men, each armed with a spontoon, a bow, and arrows, stood drawn up on a rising ground close by the village. As we drew near, three of them came down toward the shore, and were so polite as to take off their caps, and to make us low bows. We returned the civility; but this did not 1 inspire '778. inspire them with sufficient considence to wait for our landAugust. r rt v_----1 ing; for the moment we put the boats ashore, they retired. I followed them alone, without any thing in my hand; and by signs and gestures prevailed on them to stop, and ta receive some trissing presents. In return for these, they gave me two...