Traditions of the North American Indians

Traditions of the North American Indians : Vol. 1

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I was born within twelve miles of a principal tribe of Indians, within two miles of a small band, and within six miles of two other small bands, of that tribe. They were a remnant of the Pawkunnawkuts, who, at the first settlement of the country, were a very numerous, powerful, and warlike nation, but at the time of my birth had dwindled in numbers to about five hundred souls, and were restricted in territory to some six or seven thousand acres. They then, and at present, sank their primitive appellation in the less poetic name of Gayheads, which was given them by the white people with reference to the little elbow or promontory of land where they lived. Though the manners and customs of the Whites had made sad inroads on the primitive Indian character, there yet remained, at the time of my birth, enough to make them objects of ardent and profitable more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.99mm | 453.59g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508785651
  • 9781508785651