Narrative of a Tour from the State of Indiana to the Oregon Territory in the Years 1841-2

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E. Eberstadt, 1921 - Indians of North America - 95 pages

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Page 82 - He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. 32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness : but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Page 80 - This delay was very disagreeable to me, on account of the wickedness of the people, and the drunkenness and swearing, and the debauchery of the men among the Indian women. They would buy and sell them to one another. One morning I heard a terrible fuss, because two of their women had run away the night before. I tried several times to preach to them; but with little, if any effect. " Here I heard the mountain men tell of the miserable state of the Indian root-diggers. Numbers of them would be found...
Page 81 - French and Spaniards are all Roman Catholics ; but are as wicked men, I think, as ever lived. No one who has not, like me, witnessed it, can have any idea of their wickedness. Some of these people at the Fort are fat and dirty, and idle and greasy. July 27th. We started from Rubedeau's Fort, over the Wintey River, and next crossed Green and White Rivers. Next night we lay on Sugar Creek, the waters of which was so bitter we could scarcely drink it.
Page 12 - ... the first time we saw him, and which formed the subject of a long valedictory discourse that he delivered in one of the meeting houses of Westport, previous to his departure for his western mission. By whom was he sent ? We have never ascertained. His zeal frequently induced him to dispute with us; it was not difficult to show him that his ideas, with the exception of one, were vague and fluctuating. He acknowledged it himself; but after having wandered from point to point, he always returned...
Page 82 - Tuesday morning, we started, and crossed Union River ; and next day, crossed Lake River, and lay that night on a small creek. Here are good, clear streams of water; but rough, hilly roads -rocky, sandy, and gravelly; good grazing for our animals all the way. August i gth. We could see snow on the mountains. We had a very cold rain. Next day we came to Rubedeau's wagon, which he had left there a year before.
Page 81 - Mr. Rubedeau had collected several of the Indian squaws and young Indians, to take to New Mexico, and kept some of them for his own use! The Spaniards would buy them for wives.
Page 34 - Our leader, Fitzpatrick, is a wicked, worldly man, and is much opposed to missionaries going among the Indians. He has some intelligence, but is deistical in his principles.
Page 9 - Albany; and probably the time may not be far distant when trips will be made across the continent, as they have been made to the Niagara Falls, to see Nature's wonders.
Page 82 - We camped under a large rock, by a small stream, where we could get but very little grass for our animals. Next night we lay under the Pictured Rock, and being sheltered from the rain, slept very comfortably. Next day we traveled over rough roads and rocks, and crossed the Grand River, a branch of the Colorado, which runs into the Gulf of California, at the head thereof. Next day crossed another fork of Grand River, and came to Fort Compogera, below the mouth of the Compogera River.
Page 33 - Smidt, who was extremely kind to me, and invited me to come and eat supper with him that night, and next morning brought me some venison. He appeared to be a very fine man.

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