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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 12 (ms158_b3f003_012.03.pdf)

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Lewey had heard about Mohawks going over St. Francis Falls. "Quite a bunch of Mohawks" were coming down to Tobique. Way up towards head of St. Johns were two families hunting. The Mohawks killed the men and took the women for guides. When they got down to the mouth of the St. Francis the Mohawks asked the women about how the river was below. The women said it was for a long ways all easy water. "Could they build a raft?" "Yes, and could drift down a long ways." So they built a big raft. Along toward night the women told them it would be about all night before they got into rough water. So the Mohawks said "You run raft, we go sleep." So the women were left alone to guide the raft. When they got near the Grand Falls the women guided the raft so they could step off and get ashore & then they pushed the raft out into the stream." And the whole bunch of them went over the falls "they hollered as they went over. And for a long time they were lying around on the old [one struck through] all the rocks below just like dry ki."[?]

(Another version published in Dec. 1882 in The Aboriginal (St. John N.B. periodical)

Description: Pages from Fannie Hardy Eckstorm's notebook 10 (X)

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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