Updated header; page 332, para. 2: Frnech] French; page 76, para. 3: abondoning]
abandoning; page 170, para. 6: aparently] apparently; page 298, para. 2: arond] around;
page 80. para. 1: beofre] before; page 215, para. 5: coinfidence] confidence; page 292, para.
5: constucted] constructed; page 118, para. 3: destitue] destitute; page 184, para. 2:
direcion] direction; page 149, para. 4: disfigued] disfigured; page 354, para. 3: doube]
double; page 138, para. 1: enunciaton] enunciation; page 9, para. 1: exhibitied] exhibited;
page 94, para. 3: exlaimed] exclaimed; page 170, para. 2: exlamation] exclamation; page
288, para. 1: facilitiated] facilitated; page 341, para. 2: folllow] follow; page 292, para. 5:
framents] fragments; page 178, para. 6: grsping] grasping; page 52, para. 2: hestitated]
hesitated, momnet] moment; page 132, para. 8: hve] have; page 368, para. 1: kinfe] knife;
page 11, para. 2: mnight] might; page 229, para. 3: movment] movement; page 363, para. 1:
muscial] musical; page 105, para. 5: narrrow] narrow; page 129, para. 6: nautre] nature;
page 177, para. 4: nobel] noble; page 67, para. 1: nutr'] natur'; page 61, para. 3: peole]
people; page 23, para.3: pospone] postpone; page 161, para. 2: presursor] precursor; page
233, para. 4: rasied] raised; page 135, para. 1: reitereated] reiterated; page 288, para. 2:
page 78, para. 6: thoroughtly] thoroughly; page 90, para. 5: treacheous] treacherous; page 346, para. 1: unaacoutnable] unaccountable; page 318, para. 2: unecpected] unexpected; page 180, para. 5: unfortuante] unfortunate; page 346, para. 4: unwieldly] unwieldy; page 134, para.6: vengance] vengeance; page 249, para. 10: visibile] visible; page 136, para. 1: wariors] warriors; page 4, para. 1: wiht] with; page 52, para. 3: wre] were
It is believed that the scene of this tale, and most of the information necessary to
understand its allusions, are rendered sufficiently obvious to the reader in the text itself, or in
the accompanying notes. Still there is so much obscurity in the Indian traditions, and so much
confusion in the Indian names, as to render some explanation useful.
Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of
character, than the native warrior of North America. In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning,
ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful,
superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste. These are qualities, it is true, which do not
distinguish all alike; but they are so far the predominating traits of these remarkable people as
It is generally believed that the Aborigines of the American continent have an Asiatic origin. There are many physical as well as moral facts which corroborate this opinion, and some few that would seem to weigh against it.
The color of the Indian, the writer believes, is peculiar to himself, and while his cheek-bones
have a very striking indication of a Tartar origin, his eyes have not. Climate may have had
great influence on the former, but it is difficult to see how it can have produced the substantial
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