The Songs of U-Ri-On-Tah; Or, the Secret History of the Oom-Paugh and the Bee-Ess

9781235625343: The Songs of U-Ri-On-Tah; Or, the Secret History of the Oom-Paugh and the Bee-Ess
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. The figures in parentheses refer to pages in the text. Mo-he-gan. The Mohegans were a branch of the Algonkian race. They lived on both sides of the Hudson River for seventy-five miles above and below Albany. In 1628 the Mohawks drove the Mohegans to the Connecticut River. Some years before, a part had gone east to the Thames River, and there they called themselves Pequots. "Mohegan" means Wolf. Uncas was a Mohegan. It is probable that "Mohican" is the more correct pronunciation, but, inasmuch as it is among the earliest recollections of the Dusky Chieftain to be called a "Mohegan," he prefers the latter vernacular, and, in honor to his parents and tribe, will adhere to it. (15; Co-i-o. Seneca. Beautiful falls. (18) Ha-wea-ne-o. Seneca. God, the Great Spirit. The Creator and Ruler over all. (19) Tum-na-he-gan. Mohegan. Tomahawk, (ai) Nda-ho-at-ell. Mohegan. I love thee. (41) Kda-ho-al-i. Mohegan. Thou lovest me. (41) Ki-sa-kih. Algonquin. Thou lovest me. (41) Ki-sa-kih-in. Algonquin. I love thee. (41) Te-ti-a-ta-te-non-wes. Iroquois. We love one another. (41) King Wi-daagh, otherwise known as Great O-ret-tyagh. A great Chief of the An-das-tes; a powerful tribe known subsequently as the Sus-queh-an-nocks. They were of Algonkian stock. Wi-daagh, the King, owned the land on both sides of the Susquehanna River, west of Williamsport, Penn. He loved to stand on King's Rock. It was one of his favorite haunts, as from this rock he commanded a most magnificent view up and down this grandly beautiful valley. It was here that the Great King would come day by day, only to return at night to his wigwam beside the Enchanted Spring in the forest of Lochabar, where he was born, where he died, and where he was buried, and where a stately stone monument was erecte...

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