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Beyond Penn's Treaty

A Mission to the Indians from the Indian Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting to Fort Wayne, in 1804

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change his purpose; rallied him on his obsti-
nacy, ill-humor and laziness, and told him he
was too large a man to give so poor a display of
Indian politeness, and that he would return to
his home in the same state of ignorance in which
he had left it; but all to no purpose. He bore
the raillery with apparent good humor, but re-
mained unmoved. Marpau

was of very large
stature, and in the prime of manly vigor. His
dress was entirely made up of the skins of wild
animals, which had been killed by his own

Having heard so much of the Little Turtle

I determined to be present when he and the
other Chiefs were introduced at the house, where
they were to be entertained as guests. He was
the first to enter the parlor, and bowed grace-
fully as he was introduced to the family, and
made a short address, in which he acknowledged
the pleasure it afforded him thus to meet the
wife and children of a friend to whom he felt
obliged, and of whom he entertained the highest

The interpreter then introduced the rest of
the party, who shook hands, and took their seats.
Afterwards a pleasant conversation took place
between the Miami

Chiefs, the Interpreter, and
some of the residents of the village, in which
the Indians drew a comparison between savage
and civilized life, and in favor of civilization.
The Little Turtle was anxious to have a flour