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Lake Superior (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
ave the fullest accounts,—held the country from the mouth of Green Bay to the head waters of Lake Superior, and were early visited by the French at Sault St. Mary and Chegoimegon. They adopted into cotas, had encamped on prairies east of the Mississippi, vagrants between the head waters of Lake Superior and the Falls of St. Anthony. They were a branch of the great family which, dwelling for th were adopted, on equal terms, into the tribes of their conquerors; the Wyandots fled beyond Lake Superior, and hid themselves in the dreary wastes that divided the Chippewas from their western foes.pendent of its relations; and the substantive verb begins to glimmer in various tongues from Lake Superior to the homes of the Choctas. The sociableness of the nature of man appears in the wildest8, 1639, p. 125. The faith in the spiritual world, as revealed by dreams, was universal. On Lake Superior, the nephew of a Chippewa squaw having dreamed that he saw a French dog, the woman travelled
Roanoke (United States) (search for this): chapter 4
tin's Synopsis. pared, there were found east of the Mississippi not more than eight radically distinct languages, of which five still constitute the speech of powerful communities, and three are known only as memorials of tribes that have almost disappeared from the earth. I. The primitive language which was the most widely diffused, and the most fertile in dialects, received from the French the name of Algonquin. It was the mother tongue of those who greeted the colonists of Raleigh at Roanoke, of those who welcomed the Pilgrims to Plymouth. It was heard from the Bay of Gaspe to the valley of the Des Moines; from Cape Fear, and, it may be, from the Savannah, to the land of the Esquimaux; from the Cumberland River of Kentucky to the southern bank of the Missinipi. It was spoken, though not exclusively, in a territory that extended through sixty degrees of longitude, and more than twenty degrees of latitude. The Micmacs, who occupied the east of the continent, south of the lit
New Jersey (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
the branch of the Mohegans Gookin c. II. that occupied the eastern part of Connecticut, and ruled a part of Long Island,—earliest victims to the Europeans,—I have already related the overthrow. The country between the banks of the Connecticut and the Hudson was possessed by independent villages of the Mohegans, kindred with the Manhattans, whose few smokes once rose amidst the forests on New York Island. The Lenni Lenape, in their two divisions of the Minsi and the Delawares, occupied New Jersey, the valley of the Delaware far up towards the sources of that river, and the entire basin of the Schuylkill. Like the benevolent William Penn, the Delawares were pledged to a system of peace; but, while Penn forbore retaliation freely, the passiveness of the Delawares was to them the degrading confession of their Heckewelder. defeat and submission to the Five Nations. Their conquerors had stripped them of their rights as warriors, and compelled them to endure taunts as women. Beyond
Fort Erie (Canada) (search for this): chapter 4
he lake that bears their name, preferred rather to be environed by Algonquins than to stay in the dangerous vicinity of their own kindred. Like other western and southern tribes, their population appears of late to have greatly increased. III. The nations which spoke dialects of the Hu-Ron-Iroquois, or, as it has also been called, of the Wyandot, were, on the discovery of America, found powerful in numbers, and diffused over a wide terriory. The peninsula enclosed between Lakes Huron. Erie, and Ontario, had been the dwelling-place of the Chap. XXII.} five confederated tribes of the Hurons. After their defeat by the Five Nations, a part descended the St. Lawrence, and their progeny may still be seen near Quebec; a part were adopted, on equal terms, into the tribes of their conquerors; the Wyandots fled beyond Lake Superior, and hid themselves in the dreary wastes that divided the Chippewas from their western foes. In 1671, they retreated before the powerful Sioux, and made th
Cherokee, Ala. (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
e Senecas is rudest and most energetic. The Algonquin dialects, especially those of the Abenakis, heap up consonants with prodigal harshness; the Iroquois abound in a concurrence of vowels; in the Cherokee, every syllable ends with a vowel, and the combinations with consonants are so few and so simple, that the old beloved speech, like the Japanese, admits a syllabic alphabet, of which the signs need not exceed eighty-five. Quickened by conversation with Europeans, Sequoah, an ingenious Cherokee, recently completed an analysis of the syllables of his language, and invented symbols to express them. But, before acquaintance with Europeans, no red man had discriminated the sounds which he articulated: in all America there was Chap. XXII.} no alphabet, and to the eye knowledge was conveyed only by rude imitations. In a picture of an animal drawn on a sheet of birch bark, or on a smooth stone, or on a blazed tree, an Indian will recognize the symbol of his tribe; and the figures tha
Newfoundland (Canada) (search for this): chapter 4
Chapter XXII The aborigines East of the Mississippi. on the surrender of Acadia to England, the lakes, Chap XXII.} the rivulets, the granite ledges, of Cape Breton,—of which the irregular outline is guarded by reefs of rocks, and notched and almost rent asunder by the constant action of the sea,—were immediately occu- Pichon, 3 pied as a province of France; and, in 1714, fugitives from Newfoundland and Acadia built their huts along its coasts wherever safe inlets invited fishermen to spread their flakes, and the soil, to plant fields and gardens. In a few years, the fortifications of Louisburg 1720. began to rise—the key to the St. Lawrence, the bulwark of the French fisheries, and of French commerce in North America. From Cape Breton, the dominion of Louis XIV. extended up the St. Lawrence to Lake Superior, and from that lake, through the whole course of the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Mobile. Just beyond that bay began the posts of the Spaniards, w<
Patagonia (Argentina) (search for this): chapter 4
uried, and, giving a farewell festival, calmly chanted his last song, or made a last harangue, glorying in the remembrance of his deeds, and commending to Creux us, 91 92 his friends the care of those whom he loved; and when he had given up the ghost, he was placed by his wigwam in a sitting posture, as if to show that, though life was spent, the principle of being was not gone; and in that posture he was buried. Every where in America this posture was adopted at burials. From Canada to Patagonia, it was the usage of every Nation—an evidence that some common sympathy pervaded the continent, and struck a chord which vibrated through the heart of a race. The narrow house, within which the warrior sat, was often hedged round with a light palisade; and, for six months, the women would repair to it thrice a day to weep. He that should de spoil the dead was accursed. The faith, as well as the sympathies, of the savage de- Chap. XXII.} scended also to inferior beings. Of each kind
Iroquois (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
s Illinois; their warriors had reached the soil of Kentucky and Western Virginia; and England, to whose alliance they steadily inclined, availed itself of their treaties for the cession of territories, to encroach even on the empire of France in America. Nor had the labors of the Jesuit missionaries been fruitless. The few families of the Iroquois who migrated to the north of Lake Ontario, and raised their huts round Fort Frontenac, remained in amity with the French; and two villages of Iroquois converts, the Cahnewagas of New England writers, were established near Montreal, a barrier against their heathen countrymen and against New York. The Huron tribes of the north were environed by Algonquins. At the south, the Chowan, the Meherrin, the Nottoway, villages of the Wyandot family, have left their names to the rivers along which they dwelt; and the Tuscaroras, kindred with the Five Nations, were the most powerful tribe in North Carolina. In 1708, its fifteen towns still occupi
Canada (Canada) (search for this): chapter 4
orm. Between the Indians of Charlevoix i. 29 Florida and Canada, the difference was scarcely per ceptible. Their manners, and placed themselves under the shelter of the French in Canada. The example of emigration was often followed; the savageThey adopted into their tribes many of the Ottawas from Upper Canada, and were themselves often included by the early French Thus the Wyandots within our borders were emigrants from Canada. Having a mysterious influence over the Algonquin tribes,olute lords over the conquered Lenape,—the peninsula of Upper Canada was their hunting-field by right of war; they had extera- Chap. XXII.} tions of savage vanity. The Hurons of Upper Canada were thought to number many more than thirty thousand, here in America this posture was adopted at burials. From Canada to Patagonia, it was the usage of every Nation—an evidenceties, that are enclosed within the European settlements in Canada, in Massachusetts, in Carolina, is hardly cheering to the
North America (search for this): chapter 4
—the key to the St. Lawrence, the bulwark of the French fisheries, and of French commerce in North America. From Cape Breton, the dominion of Louis XIV. extended up the St. Lawrence to Lake Superio but in the same nation there are contrasts. Improvement, too, has pervaded every clan in North America. The Indian of to-day excels his ancestors in skill, in power over nature, and in knowledgeme has not wholly crumbled, evidence of the extent of the Toltecan family from the heart of North America to the Andes Chap. XXII.} The inference has no natural improbability. We know the wide ranry, where never mankind dwelt, have been discovered, now in the Boudinot, &c bark cabins of North America, now in the secluded Adair valleys of the Tennessee, and again, as the authors of Aglio's e to his family; on the Egyptian pictures, men are found designated in the same way. But did North America, therefore, send its envoys to the court of Sesostris? The Carthaginians, of all ancient
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