Capt. Francis Champernowne; The Dutch Conquest of Acadie, and Other Historical Papers

Capt. Francis Champernowne; The Dutch Conquest of Acadie, and Other Historical Papers

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...HOPE-HOOD. OEVERAL years ago I was turning over the leaves of a-venerable folio volume in the Registry of Deeds at Exeter, New Hampshire, when my eye accidentally fell upon the name Hope-Hood, or Hope Whood, as it was then written.2 On examination, I found the name was in a deed conveying land now in the County of Strafford, New Hampshire, executed by Hope-Hood and three other Indians, calling themselves native proprietors of those parts of New England. Hubbard says that Hope-Hood, the first-named grantor in the deed, was son of Robin Hood, a noted Indian of an eastern Abnaki tribe. This Hope-Hood first appears in history a few months after the breaking out of King Philip's war, leading an attack on a house in Berwick, Maine.8 Mather 1 Reprinted, by permission, from the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Society, February, 1880.--H. a The name of this Indian is variously spelled. I follow Hubbard the historian. Hope-Hood was also known under the name Wayhamoo (Proceedings Mass. Hist. Soc., March, 1878). Mather's alias for him is Wohawa. To the letters of John Hogkins, a Penacook sachem, May 15, 1685 (Belknap's Hist., Farmer's ed., 508), his name is affixed as Hope-Hoth. But the spelling of Indian names depended very much on the ear of the scribe.--H. 8 Hubbard's Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New England, from Piscataqua to Pemmaquid, 14, 20. styles him a "memorable tygre,"1 and says he was accidentally killed in the summer of 1690.2 Williamson says he was "one of the most bloody warriors of the age." He and his followers were with the French at the destruction of Salmon Falls, and also of Casco, two months later, in the spring of 1690.3 Hope-Hood was one of the Indian chieftains who signed the treaty of peace made...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558766
  • 9781236558763