Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1922 - 492 من الصفحات
Deals with all nations once belonging to the Creek Confederacy: Hitchiti, Alabama, and Choctaw groups; Tuskegee, Guale, Yamasee, Cusabo, Chatot, Osochi; Muskogee and Natchez branches; Uchean and Timuquanan stock; South Florida Indians; Tamahiti.
 

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الصفحة 359 - ... arquebuse can be aimed at them. Before a Christian can make a single shot with either, an Indian will discharge three or four arrows ; and he seldom misses of his object. Where the arrow meets with no armour, it pierces as deeply as the shaft from a crossbow. Their bows are very perfect ; the arrows are made of certain canes, like reeds, very heavy, and so stiff that one of them, when sharpened, will pass through a target. Some are pointed with the bone of a fish, sharp...
الصفحة 359 - Their bows are very perfect; the arrows are made of certain canes, like reeds, very heavy, and so stiff that one of them, when sharpened, will pass through a target. Some are pointed with the bone of a fish, sharp and like a chisel ; others with some stone like a point of diamond: of such the greater number, when they strike upon armor, break at the place the parts are put together; those of cane split, and will enter a shirt of mail, doing more injury than when armed.
الصفحة 377 - Then the cupbearer brings the hot drink in a capacious shell, first to the Chief, and then, as the Chief directs, to the rest in their order in the same shell. They esteem this drink so highly that no one is allowed to drink it in council unless he has proved himself a brave warrior.
الصفحة 158 - Portugues; and Juan Vazquez, of Villanueva de Barcarota, men of condition and courage; the rest were infantry. Of the living, one hundred and fifty Christians had received seven hundred wounds from the arrow ; and God was pleased that they should be healed in little time of very dangerous injuries. Twelve horses died, and seventy were hurt. The clothing the Christians carried with them, the ornaments for saying mass, and the pearls, were all burned there; they having set the fire themselves, because...
الصفحة 15 - was a banished man. I came here poor and helpless to look " for good land near the tombs of my ancestors, and the trus"tees sent people here. I feared you would drive us away, " for we were weak, and wanted corn ; but you confirmed our " land to us, gave us food, and instructed our children.
الصفحة 107 - I had taken up my lodging on the border of an ancient burying ground; sepulchres or tumuli of the Yamasees, who were here slain by the Creeks in the last decisive battle, the Creeks having driven them into this point, between the doubling of the river, where few of them escaped the fury of the conquerors.
الصفحة 9 - ... paper, where they are given as the basis of his work. They belong properly, however, to the applications of the subject. For in nearly all cases when Poincare (or anyone else) has proved a theorem of Analysis Situs, he has been obliged to set up a machinery which is equivalent to a set of matrices. No attempt has been made to give a complete account of the history and literature of the subject. These are covered for the period up to 1907 by the article on Analysis Situs by Dehn and Heegaard in...
الصفحة 157 - Governor, presently as he found himself in the field, called for a horse, and, with some followers, returned and lanced two or three of the Indians; the rest, going back into the town, shot arrows from the palisade. Those who would venture on their nimbleness came out a stone's throw from behind it, to fight, retiring from time to time, when they were set upon. At the time of the affray there was a friar, a clergyman, a servant of the Governor, and a female slave in the town, who, having no time...
الصفحة 63 - Land be overgrown with weeds through their lazinesse, yet they have two or three crops of Corn a year, as the Indians themselves inform us. The Country abounds with Grapes, large Figs, and Peaches; the Woods with Deer, Conies, Turkeys, Quails, Curlues, Plovers, Teile, Herons; and as the Indians say, in Winter, with Swans, Geese, Cranes, Duck and Mallard, and innumerable of other...
الصفحة 224 - In the centre of the town, we passed a large building, with a conical roof, supported by a circular wall about three feet high : close to it 34 265 was a quadrangular space, enclosed by four open building?, with rows of benches rising above one another : the whole was appropriated, we were informed, to the Great Council of the town, who meet, under shelter, or in the open air, according to the weather. Near the spot was a high pole, like our May-poles, with a bird at the top, round which the Indians...

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