Traditions Of The North American Indians (volume 3)

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byJames Athearn Jones

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1830. Excerpt: ... TALES OF A WHITE MAN'S GHOST. I. GARANGA. If the feet of my brother from the distant land have ever carried him to the spot where the Oswegatchie joins with the river called by the people of his nation the St. Lawrence, he must have seen a broken wall of stone, which that same people built very soon after they had taken possession of the High Rock, and made it the great village of the pale faces. At that time the red men of the wilderness were not very well disposed towards the strangers who had come among them, viewing them as they do wolves, and panthers, and catamounts, which are very much in the way of Indians, and therefore they put them out of it as soon as possible. At length, the great chief or governor at the City of the High Rock, finding that the men whom he left within the big walls he had built on the Oswegatchie were every moment in danger of being massacred by their fierce and warlike neighbours, the Iroquois, recalled his soldiers to his - wing from their perilous flight, and bade them soar no more in that dangerous direction. So the high walls he had thrown up to serve as a barrier against the forest warrior fell to the earth, and were never rebuilt. The grass grew up over them, the winds whistled among them, and many spirits, white and red, came and took up their residence in the corners and recesses of the deserted habitation. Among the white spirits that sojourned in the ruined fort there was one who was very kind to the Indians, and often held long talks with them, though they never saw him. Often, when the sun had retired to his place of rest beyond the western mountains--for he would only hold conversation when darkness covered the earth--the Indians would repair to the outside of the ruins, and, calling upon the " Good Little Fellow," he would come and entert...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1830. Excerpt: ... TALES OF A WHITE MAN'S GHOST. I. GARANGA. If the feet of my brother from the distant land have ever carried him to the spot where the Oswegatchie joins wi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217298575

ISBN - 13:9780217298575

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