Source-Readers in American History

Source-Readers in American History

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...in my palm as I would a worm, without harm--I, who have had communion with the Great Spirit dreaming and awake--I am powerless before the pale faces. The oak will soon break before the whirlwind. It shivers and shakes even now. Soon its trunk will be fallen--the ant and the worm will sport upon it! Then think, my children, of what I say. I commune with the Great Spirit. He whispers to me now: "Tell your people peace, peace, is the only hope of your race. I have given fire and thunder to the pale faces for weapons. I have made them plentier than the leaves of the forest, and still shall they increase! These meadows shall turn with the plough. These forests shall fall by the axe. The pale faces shall live upon your hunting-grounds, and make their villages upon your fishing-places!" The Great Spirit says this and it must be so! We are few and powerless before them! We must bend before the storm! The wind blows hard! The old oak trembles! Its branches are gone! Its sap is frozen! It bends! It falls! Peace, peace with the white men--is the command of the Great Spirit--and the wish--the last wish of Passaconnaway. 39. Indian School-Boys By Captain Daniel Gookin (1674) PART I That which I shall here offer, may be included Apprentices under two heads. First, that our utmost efforts be rtlFi1raced used, with all industry and diligence, that the Indians, parents or especially the children and youth, may be taught to guardians speak, read, and write, the English tongue. workmen, f For this end I propose, first, that as many of their who agreed to teach them children as may be procured, with the free consent trades or o tnejr parents and relations, be placed in sober and household r 'r work. Christian families, as apprentices, until the youths...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655096X
  • 9781236550965