Iroquois Past and Present

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Baker, Jones & Company, 1901 - 104 pages
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Page 56 - Then the little Hiawatha Learned of every bird its language, Learned their names and all their secrets, How they built their nests in summer, Where they hid themselves in winter, Talked with them whene'er he met them, Called them "Hiawatha's chickens.
Page 78 - The burning of the dog had not the slightest connection with the sin of the people. On the contrary, the simple idea of the sacrifice was, to send up the spirit of the dog as a messenger to the Great Spirit, to announce their continued fidelity to his service, and, also, to convey to him their united thanks for the blessings of the year. The fidelity of the dog, the companion of the Indian, as a hunter was emblematical of their fidelity.
Page 3 - When I am gone and my warnings are no longer heeded, the craft and avarice of the white man will prevail. My heart fails me when I think of my people so soon to be scattered and forgotten.
Page 51 - ... source hidden in the great beyond, and flowing past the cabin, seeing the dusky form of the Indian warrior sending his occasional arrow into their homes, and looking upon the dark and mighty forests, imagined that the vast country beyond was the Empire of innumerable savage enemies who were ready to dispute their ownership by rights of discovery and occupancy. Early accounts, therefore, of the number of Indians in the United States at that time must be taken with due regard to the credibility...
Page 62 - Yon must worship Niyoh, the Great Spirit, by dancing the turtledance at the new moon when the strawberry ripens. At the new moon of the green corn you shall give a thanksgiving-dance. In the mid-winter at the new moon you shall give another thanksgivingdance. You shall have a thanksgiving-dance at the new moon at the time of making sugar.
Page 77 - February new moon, when near the close of a ten days' celebration the master of ceremonies reverently says : — "Great Master, behold here all of our people who hold the old faith, and who intend to abide by it. "By means of this dog being burned we hope to please Thee, and that just as we have decked it with ribbons and beads, Thou wilt grant favors to us, Thy own people. "I now place the dog on the fire that its spirit may find its way to Thee who made it, and made everything...
Page 63 - ... dancing the turtledance at the new moon when the strawberry ripens. At the new moon of the green corn you shall give a thanksgiving-dance. In the mid-winter at the new moon you shall give another thanksgivingdance. You shall have a thanksgiving-dance at the new moon at the time of making sugar. You shall dance at the new moon of planting time, and pray for a good harvest. You shall dance at the new moon of the harvest-time, and give thanks for what the Great Spirit has given you.
Page 33 - They have been in a measure let alone by the authorities, and the result is that they are self-sustaining and much further advanced in civilization than any other reservation Indians in the United States, and as much so as an average number of white people in many localities. They have borne the burdens of peace with equanimity, and met the demands of the war for the Union with patriotism and vigor. Envious Caucasians, hungering for the Indians...
Page 41 - Article 1, section 2, clause 3 and the fourth amendment, section 2, includes the phrase '...Indians not taxed,., 'and refers to how apportionment and representation are to be determined within the US The following conclusion was made in a US Census Bureau Survey report in...
Page 42 - Tuscarora, and in the Township of Onondaga, in the County of Brant and in the Township of Oneida. in the County of Haldimand, and...

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