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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... or weather, they are as warme as stooves,
but very smoaky, yet at the toppe of the house there is a hole made
for the smoake to goe into right over the fire. Against the fire
they lie on little hurdles of Reedes covered with a mat, borne from
the ground a foote and more by a hurdle of wood. On these round
about the house, they He heads and points one by thother against
the fire: some covered with mats, some with skins, and some starke
naked lie on the ground, from 6 to 20 in a house. Their houses are
in the midst of their fields or gardens; which are smal plots of
ground, some 20/ some 40, some 100. some 200. some more, some
lesse. Some times from 2 to 100 of these houses togither, or but a
little separated by groves of trees. Neare their habitations is
little small wood, or old trees on the ground, by reason of their
burning of them for fire. So that a man may gallop a horse amongst
these woods any waie, but where the creekes or Rivers shall hinder.
Men women and children have their severall names according to the
severall humor of their Parents. Their women (they say) are easilie
delivered of childe, yet doe they love children verie dearly. To
make them hardy, in the coldest mornings they wash them in the
rivers, and by painting and ointments so tanne their skins, that
after year or two, no weather will hurt them. 'The men bestowe
their times in fishing, hunting, wars, and such manlike exercises,
scorning to be seene in any woman like exercise, which is the cause
that the women be verie painefull and the men often idle. The women
and children do the rest of the worke. They make mats, baskets,
pots, morters, pound their corne, make their bread, prepare their
victuals, plant their corne, gather their corne, beare al kind of
burdens, and such like/ Their...
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Lyon Gardiner Tyler
||246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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