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Duffels von Eggleston, Edward (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 23.10.2010
  • Verlag: Pub One Info
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The once famous Mrs. Anne Grant - known in literature as Mrs. Grant of Laggan - spent part of her childhood in our New York Albany, then a town almost wholly given to traffic with the aborigines. To her we owe a description of the setting out of the young American-Dutch trader to ascend the Mohawk in a canoe, by laborious paddling and toilsome carrying round rifts and falls, in order to penetrate to the dangerous region of the tribes beyond the Six Nations. The outfit of this young bushloper, as such a man was called in the still earlier Dutch period, consisted mainly of a sort of cloth suited to Indian wants. But there were added minor articles of use and fancy to please the youth or captivate the imagination of the women in the tribes. Combs, pocket mirrors, hatchets, knives, jew's-harps, pigments for painting the face blue, yellow, and vermilion, and other such things, were stored away in the canoe, to be spread out as temptations before the eyes of some group of savages rich in a winter's catch of furs

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 23.10.2010
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9782819904571
    Verlag: Pub One Info
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