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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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so that they live poor, their chief subsistence
at this season was Corn, beans, and Bears
Oyl, in different preparations, much of their
Corn and Beans, were pounded into an ho-
-miny, and Boiled, this I thought was
their Chief dependence, they also pound
Corn and Beans in to a flour, and make bread
of it, they also boyl it in dumplins, which
they eat with Bear Oyl by dipping it in,
as they do also with their Bread, they
also sometimes put Oyl in there ho-
-miny, they also at times puts sugar in
it, with which it eats very well, but
from my observation they eat much less than
than we do, a small piece of Bread or dum-
-plin dipped in the Oyl seemed to satisfy
nature, and there seated meals I thought
were not more than two a day about
10 or 11 OClock, and in the Evening, if any
of their friends came to see them, the Visit was
not interrupted with Cookery, or much
Cerimony in laying the table &c. if their hominy
was boiled, which was generally the case af-
-ter 11 OClock, the day through, and it was
not material whether Cold or Warm, and
some of their acquaintance came in, the