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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 12 (ms158_b3f003_012.07.pdf)

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One Mohawk jump up, "We dont want smoke we want fight."

Dis old man, only ones old man go back, forward, shout, Dont you scared, boys, we fight."

(The passage which follows is very confused. It represents some one as drunk. "Drunken man. Turned back. Shoot dose right arm.)

Young man make his bow arrow, then turn round drunken man. "If you dont go head, I kill you myself." Kill kill [sic] all dose Mohawks but two of em." Those ran away and came on the camp and killed the two women & put the baby in snow at Kochusuc. This murder at Kochusuc impressed her deeply because she went to catch eels there with her grandmother who told her the story. {Cf. what Lewey has said before - }

1930 - Somewhere I have a copy of a letter written by Gov. Soccabesin Swasin shortly before his death in 1885 which tells the story of the fight at Spaunook [?]

Clara says "Wanbub is church hanging". That is, things of wampum used to be hung in the church.

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

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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