This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 Excerpt: ... was subject to death like other men. Such was the pride and vanity exhibited by an Indian at his death. The following inference, therefore, ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 Excerpt: ... was subject to death like other men. Such was the pride and vanity exhibited by an Indian at his death. The following inference, therefore, is naturally to be drawn; that a desire to be renowned, and held in veneration by posterity, is not confined to the civilized and learned of any age or nation. Perhaps the New F.nglauders followed Smitli's example, afterwards, in the case of Alexander, Nimgret, and olhers. Chap. II. OPEKANKANOUGH.--SECOND GREAT MASSACRE. 21 Meanwhile, Opekankanough, the better to increase the rage of his warriors, affected great grief at Nemattanow's death, which had the effect he intended; owing, especially, to the favor in which that warrior had stood among the Indians. But the English were satisfied that this was only pretence, as we have before observed; because they were informed of his trying to engage some of his neighbors against them, and otherwise acted suspiciously, some time before JVemattanoic's death; of the justice of which, however, the English tried arguments at first, and threats afterwards, to convince them. By his dissimulation, Opekankanough completely deceived them, and, just before the massacre, treated a messenger that was sent to him, with much kindness and civility; and assured him that the peace, which had been some time before concluded, was held so firm by him, that the sky should fall sooner than it should be violated on his part. And such was the concert and secrecy among all the Indians, that, only two days before the fatal 22 March, some kindly conducted the English through the woods, and sent one of their youth to live with the English, and learn their language. Moreover, on the morning of that very day, they came unarmed among them, and traded as usual, and even sat down to breakfast with their victim...
Illustrated by Illustrated. Good with no dust jacket. Library REBIND, library stamps/marks/labels/pocket residue, tone, some check marks, later owner's emboss, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "Ninth Edition With large Additions and Corrections." All five books, each with separate title page and pagination, in one volume, plus index. Frontispiece and eleven illustration plates. Wright Howes; edited by William E Hartley III; Wright Howes The Final Edition of USiana: A Descriptive Bibliography; D 487. Richard A Hand; A Bookman's Guide to the Indians of the Americas; D260. Well regarded early nineteenth-century Native American popular history and biography.; Ex-Library; xii, 48, 120, 156, 156, 200, 16 pages.
The Book of the Indians, Or, Biography and History of the Indians of North America, from Its First Discovery to the Year 1841
by Samuel Gardner Drake
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