The History of Virginia, in Four Parts

Author: Robert Beverley
Published: 1722
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,306 / 266 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.5
LoC Category: F
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Added to site: 2010.06.07
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Genre: History
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Fish.

§21. Great plenty and variety of fish, 117 Vast shoals of herrings, shad, &c., 117 22. Continuality of the fishery, 118 The names of some of the best edible fish, 118 The names of some that are not eaten, 118 23. Indian children catching fish, 118 Several inventions of the Indians to take fish, 119 24. Fishing hawks and bald eagles, 121 Fish dropped in the orchard, 121

CHAPTER VI.

Wild Fowl and Hunted Game.

§25. Wild Water Fowl, 123 26. Game in the marshes and watery grounds, 123 27. Game in the highlands and frontiers, 123 Of the Opossum, 124 28. Some Indian ways of hunting, 124 Fire hunting, 124 Their hunting quarters, 125 29. Conclusion, 126

BOOK III.

Indians, their Religion, Laws and Customs, in War and Peace.

CHAPTER I.

Persons of the Indians, and their Dress.

§1. Persons of the Indians, t

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