America Begins: Early American Writing

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INDIAN CONCEITS AND ANTICS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • Early American Writing 1
  • Voyages 17
  • A Voyage to New England 21
  • A Voyage to Virginia 34
  • 2- Natural Wonders 67
  • Fertility 71
  • Sea Fish 79
  • Flora and Fauna 83
  • Bears 85
  • The Skunk 86
  • Turtles 89
  • The Rattlesnake 91
  • The Horn Snake 92
  • The Bat 93
  • Tobacco 94
  • The Jamestown Weed 96
  • Love Flowers 97
  • The Tulip Tree 98
  • The Ancient New England Standing Dish 99
  • The Power of Rum 100
  • Ugly Rumors 102
  • Remarkable Providences 111
  • Judgments 115
  • A Whoredom Unmasked 116
  • Of Buggery 120
  • Of Railing Quakers 121
  • Blasphemers, Drunkards, and Heathen 122
  • God Strikes the Foulmouthed 124
  • Ungodly Servants 128
  • A Talky Barber 131
  • Of New England's Enemies 133
  • Deliverances 138
  • Mortal Wounds That Do Not Kill 142
  • Escapes from the Deep 146
  • Prodigies 149
  • Before and After Death 154
  • Necromancy with a Pinnace 156
  • Specter Ships 157
  • Accidents 162
  • Falling into Things 163
  • 4- Indian Captivities 167
  • The Capture of John Smith 171
  • A Notable Exploit Performed by a Woman 183
  • Memoirs of Odd Adventures And Signal Deliverances in the Captivity Of John Gyles, Esq. 209
  • 5- Indian Conceits and Antics 265
  • Powaw Magic 269
  • Devil Worship 280
  • Myths 290
  • Foolish Indians 298
  • Smart Indians 304
  • 6- Indian Treaties 309
  • A Conference on the Sale of Rum 313
  • A Conference of His Excellency the Governor 314
  • 7- Witchcrafts 331
  • New England Distraught 334
  • The Archenemy 336
  • The Gathering Storm 343
  • The Awful Struggle 351
  • A Dread Secret Weapon 355
  • The Battle at Salem 357
  • 8- Forest Wars 371
  • The Pequot War 376
  • King Philip's War 399
  • Stratagems of the Indian Allies 400
  • Torture of an Indian Prisoner 405
  • The Ambush of Captain Lathrop 407
  • The Death of King Philip 408
  • King William's War 413
  • Sources 420
  • Index of Authors 434
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