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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 12 (ms158_b3f003_012.05.pdf)

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you take guns, everythin, canoes fibe of em and start.

When wake up dose folks dose ten boys all gone Cant chase em cause hab all canoes on island.

Bout five days hear 'em comin', singin'. Every one of em get big whips smart for 'em. Den see every one of em have some one in canoe. Every one see every canoe some man tied. Den throw away whips. Come near see every one has Mohawk tied in canoe.

Dose children when dey come down Greenbush way, see tents, Mohawks comin' kill everyone on Oldtown Island. My grandmudder always told me 'bout it. Boys cleep up, caught 'em all [one underlined]. Kill, keep dose fibe men Mohawks till huntin' men come down. Den took em and took gun barrel put in fire an lay it on low down (on legs) den so and so, cross 'em higher up. One man begin clyin (crying) "Why you cly?" "What makes I cly? Cause didn't not kill dose chile (motion of taking by leg & dashing brains out) Other man told em "I never cly long's I live till I die" Burnt till could see heart, then jump up, fall dead One man left, cut off ears, let him go. "Don't you come never gin here; leetle boys take you."

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

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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