The Conquest Of Virginia; The Forest Primeval. An Account, Based On Original Documents, Of The…

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byConway Whittle Sams

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... carry a quantity of coals of fire, mah-ca-to-is, and threw them on him, so that in a short time his feet, mes-setts, had nothing but coals of fire and hot ashes to walk upon. This ordeal had now lasted two hours; the prisoner was much exhausted, and his nerves had lost much of their sensibility. He no longer shrank from the firebrands with which his tormentors incessantly touched him. At length he sank, fainting, upon his face. Instantly an Indian sprang upon his back, knelt lightly upon one knee, made a circular incision with his knife, re-kas-que, upon the crown of his head, menda-buc-cah, and clapping his knife between his teeth, me-pit, taking hold of the hair, mer-ersc, with both hands, tore off the scalp. As soon as this was done, an old woman, u-tump-seis, approached with a piece of bark full of coals of fire, mah-cat-o-is, and poured them upon the crown of his head, now laid bare to the bone, wos-kan. The wretched victim rose once more, and slowly walked around the stake. At length nature could endure no more. He fell for the last time and his soul, net-shet-sunk, escaped from his tormentors.1 Other captives were then produced. The nails, me-kon-se, of their fingers and toes were pulled out. Their forefingers, num-meis-sutte-ing-wah, were cut off. The tongue, max-at-sno cut out. The nose, mes-kew, slit. The lips, nus-sha-ih, cut off. The thigh, ap-o-me, and the arm, me-se, stuck full of burning pieces of lightwood. The mouth, met-to-ne, filled full of hot ashes. The elbows, me-is-quan, broken. The forehead, mus-kan, torn off. The beard, mes-se-ton-a-ance, plucked out. The veins, a-bes-cur, opened. The skin taken off the flesh, wegh-shau-ghes. The throat, ve-gwanta-ak, cut open, and the eyes, mus-kins, gouged out with burning sticks. 1This account is take...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... carry a quantity of coals of fire, mah-ca-to-is, and threw them on him, so that in a short time his feet, mes-setts, had nothing but ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217750613

ISBN - 13:9780217750615

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