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Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners to the Secretary of the Interior Volume 17 (Paperback) Loot Price: R391
Discovery Miles 3 910
Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners to the Secretary of the Interior Volume 17 (Paperback): Horatio Elwin Smith,...
Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners to the Secretary of the Interior Volume 17 (Paperback): Horatio Elwin Smith,...

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Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners to the Secretary of the Interior Volume 17 (Paperback)

Horatio Elwin Smith, United States Commissioners

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...of this. They hated the French from the moment Champlain fired npon the Iroqnois from the ranks of the Algonqnins, who were their deadly foes. The condnct of the French was infamons. Under Sir William Johnson the Indians were as trne to the English as they were hostile to the French and the colonists. The reason of this devotion rested npon the important fact that Johnson was neither treacherons nor hostile to the Six Nations. Faithfnl to old Sir William Johnson, they were loyal to his son, Sir Gny Johnson, who tanght them after the English fashion of The very essence of what is called sovereignty has rested npon seiznre, nnsnrpation, and force. the time, and this teaching was that the colonial rebels wonld bring them into slavery, and make horses and oxen of their whole trihe. The pride and hope of the famons Joseph Brandt, whose Indian name was Thayendanega (the iron-hearted Mohawk), was that of a man prond of his ancestry. He loved the land of his fathers. His prond words were. "The Six Nations have no dictator among the nations of the earth. We are not the wards of England; we are a free commonwealth." In this spirit he fonght the French, resisted the colonists, and allied himself and tis tribe to the English becanse he fonnd them friends. Sent by them to a charity school for two years, he became a convert to the edncation and to the Christianizing of the Indian race. His home at Can.njoharie became an asylnm for missionaries in the wilderness. "May we always be able to live as good snbjects, fear God, and honor the king," was his answer to Dr. Wheelock, his colonial teacher, who tried in vain to win him to the American side. No wonder that the British officers at Lake George, at Niagara, and in all the contests on the Mohawk, ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Horatio Elwin Smith • United States Commissioners
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-08557-9
Barcode: 9781155085579
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-08557-4

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