Topography of Indian Tribes. the Early Settler and the Indian. the Pequod War. Wars of the Mohegans

Topography of Indian Tribes. the Early Settler and the Indian. the Pequod War. Wars of the Mohegans

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...English to the Paucatuck River. Here they came upon a fording-place where, as the Narragansetts said, was a favorite fishing-place of the Pequods. The savages discovered signs of the Pequods having been here a little before, and from the remains of fish which had been recently dressed they informed Mason that undoubtedly the Pe--quods were holding a great festival at their fortress.' Mason halted his little army by the stream, where the men refreshed themselves with what food they had and a short interregnum of restfulness. It was here the savage allies betrayed their fear of the Pequods. This little stream was the Rubicon, 'Mass. H ist. C0ll., vol. xviii., p. 136. 'Johnson, Wonder-working Prmriderwa. Mass. Hist. Coll., vol. xxiv., p. 47. upon the other side of which were the savages who had always held them in the bondage of fear. Here their boasts of courage of the night before were forgotten; and it was here the disintegration process began among the allies. Mason, disturbed by the attitude of these children of the woods, had a conference with Uncas, of whom he asked what he thought the Indians were likely to do. It may be recalled here that Uncas was a Pequod, and was regarded by the Pequods as a renegade; he had been practically outlawed by them. Uncas replied to Mason, "The N arragansetts will all leave you, but as for myself, I will never leave you;" and in Mason's account of this war one finds this: "For which expression and some other speeches of his Uncas, I shall never forget him, indeed he was a great friend and did us great service."' Fording the Paucatuck, Mason pushed on with his little force for some three miles, until he came to an open ground which the Pequods had...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765567
  • 9781236765567