A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison: The White Woman of the Genessee

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American Scenic & Historic Preservation Society, 1918 - 453 halaman

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Halaman 281 - A NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF MRS. MARY JEMISON, Who was taken by the Indians, in the year 1755, when only about twelve years of age, and has continued to reside amongst them to the present time.
Halaman 249 - I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament ; hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Halaman 81 - If now you choose to follow the fortunes of your yellow son, and to live with our people, I will cherish your old age with plenty of venison, and you shall live easy. But if it is your choice to return to your fields, and live with your white children, I will send a party of my trusty young men to conduct you back in safety. I respect you, my father. You have been friendly to Indians : they are your friends.,"* The old gentleman, however, had sown his wild oats.
Halaman 81 - My name is John O'Bail, commonly called Cornplanter. I am your son ! You are my father ! You are now my prisoner, and subject to the customs of Indian warfare. But you shall not be harmed. You need not fear. I am a warrior ! Many are the scalps which I have taken ! many prisoners I have tortured to death ! I am your son.
Halaman 286 - And many Historical Facts never before published. Carefully taken from her own words, Nov. 29th, 1823. To which is added, An Appendix, Containing an Account of the Tragedy at the Devil's Hole, in 1763, and of Sullivan's Expedition ; the Traditions, Manners, Customs, &c., of the Indians, as believed and practised at the present day, and since Mrs. Jemison's captivity; together with some Anecdotes, and other entertaining Matter. By James E. Seaver.
Halaman 288 - Deh-he-wa-mis : or a Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison : otherwise called the White Woman, who was taken captive by the Indians in MDCCLV , and who continued with them seventy-eight years.
Halaman 72 - Indians in the different departments as soon as practicable," &c. " About a year passed off," says the White Woman, " and •we, as usual for some years before, were enjoying ourselves in the employments of peaceable times, when a messenger arrived from the British commissioners, requesting all the Indians of our tribe to attend a general council which was soon to be held at Oswego. The council convened ; and being opened, the British commissioners informed the chiefs that the object of calling a...
Halaman 78 - When those rebels had drove us from the fields of our fathers to seek out new homes, it was you who could dare to step forth as their pilot, and conduct them even to the doors of our wigwams, to butcher our children and put us to death! No crime can be greater! - But though you have merited death and shall die on this spot, my hands shall not be stained in James E. Seaver the blood of a brother! Who will strike?

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