... Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1922 - 492 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 353 - ... 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 371 - 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 305 - They are in confederacy with the Creeks, but do not mix with them; and, on account of their -numbers and strength, are of importance enough to excite and draw upon them the jealousy of the whole Muscogulge confederacy, and are usually at variance, yet are wise enough to unite against a common enemy, to support the interest and glory of the general Creek confederacy.
الصفحة 349 - Chief's house stood near the beach, upon a very high mount made by hand for defence ; at the other end of the town was a temple, on the top of which perched a wooden fowl with gilded eyes...
الصفحة 153 - 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 105 - 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 263 - Cypress bark or shingles; every habitation consists of four oblong square houses, of one story, of the same form and dimensions, and so situated as to form an exact square, encompassing an area or courtyard of about a quarter of an acre of ground, leaving an entrance into it at each corner.
الصفحة 292 - Ambassadour, attended by five Indians, whose faces were coloured with auripigmentum (in which mineral these parts do much abound) was received, and that night invited to a ball of their fashion ; but in the height of their mirth and dancing, by a smoke contrived for that purpose, the room was suddenly darkned, and for what cause I know not, the Rickohockan and his retinue barbarously murthered.
الصفحة 377 - ... they turn their backs they are presently upon them. They avoid nothing/ more easily than the flight of an arrow. They never remain quiet, but are continually running, traversing from place to > place, so that neither crossbow nor 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 armor, it pierces as deeply as the shaft from a crossbow.
الصفحة 74 - 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.

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