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Early Western Travels, 1748-1846

Reuben Gold Thwaites

Early Western Travels, 1748-1846

Volume IX, Flints Letters from America, 1818-1820

by Reuben Gold Thwaites

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Published by Heritage Books .
Written in English

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  • History - United States

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    Number of Pages334
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    Open LibraryOL11104924M
    ISBN 100788444360

    An inexorable man, thus circumstanced, has been known to abandon his frail partner, after subjecting her to a punishment very similar to that inflicted on the incontinent 1748-1846 book matron, under the authority of the Emperors. Whatever may be the notions of other Indian nations, we did not learn that the Omawhaws have any distinct ideas of the existence 1748-1846 book the devil; or at least we always experienced much difficulty and delay, when obtaining vocabularies of this and some other languages in ascertaining corresponding words for Devil and Hell: the Indians would consult together, and in one instance the interpreter told us they were coining a word. There being no legal tribunal to appeal to, amongst the Missouri Indians, individuals often terminate their animosity by resorting to arms, and relying upon their own valour or address. On the delivery of her first child, the young mother, who appears to be but little enfeebled by the process, arises almost immediately, and attends to the ordinary housework; but she does not, in general, undergo any laborious occupation, such as cutting and carrying wood, until the lapse of two or three days.

    She is thus compelled by custom to absent herself until the expiration Early Western Travels four days, when she returns to her lodge. As an instance of high chivalric ideas sometimes instilled into the mind of the Indian, which in some cases almost supersede the feelings of nature, and which are eminently calculated to excite a degree of enthusiasm in 24 the youthful warrior, the following anecdote may be narrated. As we descended towards the Arkansa, we perceived before us the cabins and plantations of another settlement of Cherokees. The rigida, and some other species occur, but are not frequent.

    During this hunt the husband again Early Western Travels possession of his bride, whose parents constantly pitch their lodge near that of 1748-1846 book son-in-law. They are of different sizes, some are calculated to contain but a single individual, whilst others afford space for five or six at once. The young woman we found sitting upon the floor in a little cabin, near the trading-house, and crying bitterly, not more, as we were informed, on account of ill-health, than of her reluctance to return to the Osages. The parents replied with thanks for his liberal offers, and for his disposition to have pity on them; they would not object to the connection, and hoped that their daughter would accept of him as her husband. Journal of a voyage up the river Missouri in


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They 1748-1846 book her that her proposed husband was a great man, greater than any of the Omawhaws; that he would do much for her and for them, and concluded by requesting her to acquiesce in the wishes of the white man. Townsend, J. They were for several years paid regularly for their cotton; but the factor at length refusing any longer to receive it, 1748-1846 book complained to Governor Early Western Travels, who 1748-1846 book them to manufacture it into clothing for their own use, which they consented to do, on condition of being furnished with a person to give the requisite instruction.

The part 1748-1846 book the nation now residing on the Arkansa, have recently removed from a part of the state of Tennessee. It is, however, like most of the rivers of this region, subject to great and sudden floods, which, in several 1748-1846 book, have drowned the cattle, and destroyed and swept away the crops of those who were settled along the banks.

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Pocahontas, seat of Randolph County, Arkansas, is just below its mouth. Captain Ballard kindly volunteered his services as guide, and, attended 1748-1846 book a servant, accompanied us the first day's journey on our march.

The Osage nation a few years since marched to attack the Konza village. Whitewater rises near Castor, but flows Early Western Travels far east as Cape Girardeau County, below which it is known as Little River.

As far as hitherto known it receives no considerable tributary from the east. At MacNeil's ferry, where the road from Little Rock on the Arkansa to Davidsonville, in Lawrence county, crosses White river, the bottoms are wide, and as fertile as any of those on the Arkansa.

Trying a different Web browser might help. After dinner we proceeded a few miles, taking with us one of Graves's sons as a guide, who led us to a place affording good pasture for our horses. In these instances we thought it better to pitch our tents at a little distance, and intrude ourselves no farther than was necessary to procure corn and other indispensable supplies.

These will then depart from his lodge, declaring their determination to live with him no longer; a resolution which, however, fails with their anger, and they seek a reconciliation. A man distinguishes his wife's brother by the title of Tahong, or brother-in-law, and his son also by the same designation.

Dougherty on a journey, being thus exposed, became unable to distinguish objects, and had not his sight been preserved, they might never have regained their stockade. This people believe firmly in an existence after death; 51 but they do not appear to have any definite notions as to the state in which they shall then be.

On this account they cannot be considered as of great value for agriculture; but the wealth which this region possesses in its mines, renders it one of the most important parts of ancient Louisiana. The magi also perform over them their mystic rites, amongst which the only topical application is made by chewing some roots and blowing the fragments, and accompanying saliva violently upon the part, with many antic capers.

This circumstance tended to widen the breach between them, till at length both parties were resolved on war, which was for the present prevented by the interference of Governor Miller, and by the check imposed by the presence of an armed force at Belle Point, on the frontiers of the two nations.

Men who marry sisters address each other by the title of brother. Hulme's Journal, ; Flower's Letters from the Illinois, ; and Wood's Two years' residence, -- v. Journal fo travels into the Arkansa territory. Cunning, F. The husband affects not to notice her inquietude, but suffers her to proceed in her own way, until the violence of her anger appears to be in some measure dissipated; he will then, perhaps, venture to request her to repair his mockasins for the morrow's hunt.

Originating in a mountainous tract, and in the continuation of the range so profusely supplied with springs in the country about the sources of White river, we might expect that the Washita would be fed by numerous and unfailing fountains.

Flagg's The Far West, Letters from Lexington and the Illinois.

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