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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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The Chief presently asked us, if we would
like to see his people in general Council,
we let him know that we would, as soon
as it was Convenient, and tomorrow at
10 OClock was therefore fixed on for the time; and
runners dispatched immediately for
that purpose. to give notice. It was two O’clock when
we arrived here, and sometime after the
above Conference, Cornplanter

came into
our apartment, and asked us if we could
eat in the Indian way, we informed him we ex-
-pected we could, and he presently we had some
Dinner brought in some dinner in a bark bowl, and
a Tin kettle, the bowl was placed on the
seat beside us, and the kettle on the ground
before us, and we were invited to eat, we
saw the bowl, and the kettle, but what
was in either of them we knew not, or
whether they were to be eaten together, or
separate, the bowl contained a number of
round lumps of something tied in Cornhu
-husks, two dumplings were tyed in one
set of husks, with a string at each end
and in the middle, we let them know that our
Ignorance was such, we did not know how
to begin, which set some of the younger sort