Early Chapters of Cayuga History: Jesuit Missions in Goi-o-gouen, 1656-1684 ; Also an Account of the Sulpitian Mission Among the Emigrant Cayugas about Quinti Bay, in 1668

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Knapp & Peck, Printers, 1879 - Cayuga Indians - 106 pages

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OCLC Number: 253388260
Related Subjects:(5)
Cayuga Indians.
Jesuits -- New York (State)
Jésuites -- Missions.
Cayuga (Indiens) -- Missions.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Missions -- Amérique du Nord.

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Page 50 - God enabled me to exercise faith in him, while I was speaking to them. I perceived that some of them were afraid to hearken to and embrace Christianity, lest they should be enchanted and...
Page 71 - Sunday, from nine o'clock in the morning until four o'clock in the afternoon, throughout the year ; and from seven o'clock until ten o'clock in the evening during the sessions of the legislature.
Page 64 - It abounds with swan1 and geese through the winter: and in the spring, nothing is seen but continual clouds of all sorts of game. The river Ochoueguen (Oswego) which rises in this lake soon branches into several channels, surrounded by prairies, with here and there fine and attractive bays of sufficient extent for the preservation of hunting.
Page 19 - It is not trade that brings us here. Do you think that your beaver skins can pay us for all our toils and dangers ? Keep them, if you like ; or, if any fall into our hands, we shall use them only for your service. We seek not the things that perish. It is for the Faith that we have left our homes to live in your hovels of bark, and eat food which the beasts of our country would scarcely touch. We are the messengers whom God has sent to tell you that his Son became a man for the love of you ; that...
Page 42 - We lodged within 50 yards of a hunting cabin where there were two men. a squaw and a child. The men came to our fire, made us a present of some venison and invited Mr Weiser, Shickalmy and his son to a feast at their cabin. It is incumbent on those who partake of a feast of this sort to eat all that comes to their share or burn it. Now Weiser being a traveler was entitled to a double share, but being not very well, was forced to take the benefit of a liberty indulged him of eating by proxy, and he...
Page 20 - God has sent to tell you that his Son became a man for the love of you ; that this man, the Son of God, is the prince and master of men; that he has prepared in heaven eternal joys for those who obey him, and kindled the fires of hell for those who will not receive his word. If you reject it, whoever you are, — Onondaga, Seneca, Mohawk, Cayuga, or Oneida, — know that Jesus Christ, who inspires iny heart and my voice, will plunge you one day into hell.
Page 43 - ... called me. But both being unable to cope with it, Evans came to our assistance notwithstanding which we were hard set to get down the neck and throat, for these were allotted to us. And now we had experienced the utmost bounds of their indulgence, for Lewis, ignorant of the ceremony of throwing...
Page 33 - ... the harvest; he will make peace flourish again in the midst of us by his stay, as he had banished all the evils of war. And to cement this alliance, and bind us together so firmly that the demons, jealous of our happiness, shall never be able to cross our good designs, we ask that the holy sisters should come and see us, as well to take care of the sick as to instruct the children; (he intended to speak of the Hospital nuns and the...
Page 27 - His departure was immediate, (AD 1660) and with few preparations ; for he trusted — such are his words — ' in the Providence which feeds the little birds of the desert, and clothes the wild flowers of the forests.
Page 63 - Cayuga is the most beautiful country I have seen in America. It is situated in latitude 42i, and the needle dips scarcely more than ten degrees. It is a country situated between two lakes and is no more than four leagues wide, with almost continuous plains bordered by beautiful forests. Agnie, (the country of the Mohawks), is a valley very narrow, often very stony, and always covered with fog; the hills which enclose it seems to me to be very poor land. Oneida and Onondaga, as well as Seneca, appear...

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