The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1888
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Dowd digs in to a somewhat unfamiliar topic: native American spiritualism. It was part aspiration and part salvation. It was the nativistic mindset of some Indian leaders -- spanning the Great Lakes ... Read full review

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A fresh and thorough review of the role of prophets and religion in Native American relations with Europeans and Americans during a critical period of contact. Reassessing conventional wisdom about ... Read full review

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Page 3 - Be it ordained, by the United States, in Congress assembled, that the said Territory, for the purposes of temporary government, be one district ; subject, however, to be divided into two districts, as future circumstances may, in the opinion of Congress, make it expedient.
Page 35 - Behind comes the Governor, in a long robe ; beside him, on the right hand, comes the preacher with his cloak on, and on the left hand the captain with his side-arms and cloak on, and with a small cane in his hand, and so they march in good order, and each sets his arms down near him. Thus they are constantly on their guard night and day.
Page 23 - ... considering what manner of men are for the most part put into these offices, it is perhaps very well that they are generally kept in ignorance.
Page 34 - In his Planter's Plea, he tells the plain, unvarnished truth about the colonial establishment of Massachusetts. He says some of the adventurers desired to continue their attempt at a plantation ; that they sent over more cattle to encourage the old planters and to attract others ; they conferred with some gentlemen of London and persuaded them to take stock in the enterprise. "The business came to agitation afresh." Some approved it and others dissuaded. The matter was common talk in London and was...
Page 35 - England and carry on the work of "erecting a new Colony upon theold foundation." Money was subscribed ; a patent was secured ; and Endicott, with a few men, was sent over to Naumkeag, where he arrived in September, 1628, "and uniting his own men with those which were formerly planted in the country into one body, they made up in all not much above fifty or sixty persons.
Page 3 - The Surveyors as they are respectively qualified shall proceed to divide the said territory into townships of six miles square, by lines running due north and south and others crossing these at right angles...
Page 31 - ... upon the shoulder of the right sleeve of the uppermost garment of every such person, in an open and visible manner, wear such badge or mark as is hereinafter mentioned and expressed; that is to say, a large Roman P. together with the first letter of the name of the parish or place whereof such poor person is an inhabitant, cut either in red or blue cloth...
Page 33 - Then we shouted all together two several times, and shot off a couple of muskets, and so returned. This we did that they might see we were not afraid of them, nor discouraged. Thus it pleased God to vanquish our enemies and give us deliverance.

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