The Modern Voyager & Traveller Through Europe, Asia, Africa, & America: America

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H. Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, 1832 - Voyages and travels

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Page 182 - Colter remonstrated with him on the folly of attempting to escape, and urged him to come ashore. Instead of complying, he instantly levelled his rifle at an Indian, ana shot him dead on the spot.
Page 183 - They were at first inclined to set him up as a mark to shoot at, but the chief interfered, and seizing him by the shoulder, asked him if he could run fast. Colter, who had been some time amongst the Kee-katso or Crow Indians, had in a considerable degree acquired the Blackfoot language, and was also well acquainted with Indian customs...
Page 293 - This sight fills with admiration, even those who, uniristructed in the branches of accurate science, feel the same emotion of delight in the contemplation of the heavenly vault, as in the view of a beautiful landscape, or a majestic site. A traveller...
Page 137 - The party consisted of nine young men from Kentucky, fourteen soldiers of the United States army who volunteered their services, two French watermen — an interpreter and hunter — and a black servant belonging to captain...
Page 293 - In the solitude of the seas, we hail a star as a friend from whom we have long been separated. Among the Portuguese and the Spaniards, peculiar motives seem to increase this feeling ; a religious sentiment attaches them to a constellation, the form of which recalls the sign of the faith planted by their ancestors in the deserts of the New World...
Page 177 - Indians give the name of wappatoo, is their great article of food, and almost the staple article of commerce on the Columbia. It is never out of season...
Page 139 - According to uniYersal belief, the founder of the nation was a snail, passing a quiet existence along the banks of the Osage, till a high flood swept him down to the Missouri, and left him exposed on the shore. The heat of the sun at length ripened him into a man, but with the change of his nature, he had not forgotten his native seats on the Osage, towards which he immediately bent his way.
Page 149 - The whole religion of the Mandans consists in the belief of one great spirit presiding over their destinies. This being must be in the nature of a good genius since it is associated with the healing art, and the great spirit is synonymous with great medicine, a name also applied to every thing which they do not comprehend.
Page 181 - Soon after he separated from Dixon, and trapped, in company with a hunter named Potts : and aware of the hostility of the Blackfeet Indians, one of whom had been killed by Lewis, they set their traps at night, and took them up early in the morning, remaining concealed during the day.
Page 294 - It is a time-piece that advances very regular nearly four minutes a day ; and no other group of stars exhibits to the naked eye, an observation of time so easily made.

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