The Wigwam and the Cabin by William Gilmore SimmsThe Wigwam and the Cabin by William Gilmore Simms

The Wigwam and the Cabin

byWilliam Gilmore Simms

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... CALOYA; OR, THE LOVES OF THE DRIVER. CHAPTER I. When I was a boy, it was the custom of the Catawba Indians --then reduced to a pitiful remnant of some four hundred persons, all told--to come down, at certain seasons, from their far homes in the interior, to the seaboard, bringing to Charleston a little stock of earthen pots and pans, skins and other small matters, which they bartered in the city for such commodities as were craved by their tastes, or needed by their condition. They did not, however, bring their pots and pans from the nation, but descending to the low country empty-handed, in groups or families, they squatted down on the rich clay lands along the Eclisto, raised their poles, erected their sylvan tents, and there established themselves in a temporary abiding place, until their simple potteries had yielded them a sufficient supply of wares with which to throw themselves into the market. Their productions had their value to the citizens, and, for many purposes, were considered by most of the worthy housewives of the past generation, to be far superior to any other. I remember, for example, that it was a confident faith among the old ladies, that okra soup was always inferior if cooked in any but an Indian pot; and my own impressions make me not unwilling to take sides with the old ladies on this particular tenet. Certainly, an iron vessel is one of the last which should be employed in the preparation of this truly southern dish. But this aside. The wares of the Indians were not ill made, nor unseemly to the eye. They wrought with much cleaner hands than they usually carried; and if their vases were sometimes unequal in their proportions, and uncouth in their forms, these defects were more than compensated by their freedom...
Title:The Wigwam and the CabinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217287786

ISBN - 13:9780217287784