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Narratives of Early Virginia, 1606-1625 (Volume 5) (Paperback) Loot Price: R489
Discovery Miles 4 890
Narratives of Early Virginia, 1606-1625 (Volume 5) (Paperback): Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Narratives of Early Virginia, 1606-1625 (Volume 5) (Paperback): Lyon Gardiner Tyler

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Narratives of Early Virginia, 1606-1625 (Volume 5) (Paperback)

Lyon Gardiner Tyler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the 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...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 156
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-21515-4
Barcode: 9781151215154
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-21515-5

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