The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America

and Frequent Excursions Among the North-West AmericanIndians, In the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823.

Author: John West
Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,600 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 246
Added to site: 2007.08.07
mnybks.net#: 17864
Genre: Religion
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d humour of the captain invited one to dance with him: he took the step with much agility and quickness, and imitated every gesture of his lively partner. The breeze freshening, we soon parted with this barbarous people, and when at a short distance from the ship, they assembled in their canoes, each taking hold of the adjoining one, in apparent consultation, as to what bargains they had made, and what articles they possessed, till a canoe was observed to break off from the group, which they all followed for their haunts along the shores of Terra Neiva, and the Savage Islands. Having a copy of the Esquimaux Gospels from the British and Foreign Bible Society, it was my wish to have read part of a chapter to them, with a view to ascertain, if possible, whether they knew of the Moravian Missionary establishment at Nain, on the Labrador coast; but such was the haste, bustle, and noise of their intercourse with us, that I lost the opportunity. Though they have exchanged articles in barter for many years, it is not

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