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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Indian Wars of New England (Volume 1): Topography of Indian Tribes. the Early Settler and the Indian. the Pequod War. Wars of the Mohegans.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... marked and disagreeable characteristics, whose memory went back beyond the time when Adrian Block made his discovery of Rhode Island and Connecticut, and he died, doubtless, cherishing the traditions of his race.1 The Indian warriors in Connecticut in 1680 were estimated at five hundred, by which one infers that the total Indian population of Connecticut did not exceed, at that time, four to five times that number. It will be recalled that Trumbull, upon the coming of the English, estimates the Indian population of this section of the country from twelve to twenty thousand. This estimate, however, is not accepted by the conservative historian: and, as one writer has said, 'It was founded in a large part upon tradition.' DeForest notes that 'on the death of Uncas all unity which our subject possessed, entirely disappears.' Between the different tribes conflicts had ceased, and animosities were apparently buried: but the destruction of the Indians and the disintegration of the forces which combined to make these people a formidable obstacle to the settlement of the country were still perpetuated by the pandering of the English to their depraved appetites through the inordinate use of intoxicating liquors, despite all laws to the contrary: for the traders had the same liking for money that the savage had for rum. What the bullets of the English did not accomplish was ultimately arrived at in another and more reprehensible way. ''Mr. Washington Irving says, 'The Indian obeys the impulses of his inclination and the dictates of his judgment. The early records mention with great bitterness the doings of the Indians, and with strong approval the strides of civilization in the blood of the red man. They show us but too clearly how the white man was moved to hostility by ...
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