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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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a laughing, but the Chief took
out his knife, for they had set neither knives,
forks, or spoons, and taking up the
Dumplins he cut one of them in too,
then striping up the Cornhusks, with
his knife he cut off a piece of the dump
-lin, and and which diped it it in the Kettle, which
we found after contained Bears Oyl, and
eat it, we followed the example, and made
a light meal, the Bears Oyl was Cold and
not grateful to our Pallates, but we have
seen since, seen this way of eating is often prac-
-ticed among them; the Cold Indian Bread
dipped in the Oyl is more frequently used.


Last evening after we had lain down to
rest, Cornplanter

and his son Henry
came into our apartment , and informed let
us know he would like to know what we intended to say to his
people in Council, we informed told him we would
give him an Opportunity of information
>him in the Morning, which this morning we
complied with, we and let him know we could
not tell all what that we should say, for we be-
-lieved on such occasions it was right to
wait on the good spirit to be directed.
We read to him the Certificate sent by
us from the Indian Committee which