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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State

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It was about two O C’lock when we arrived
here and sometime after the above conference
Cornplanter came into our appartment
and asked if we could eat in the Indian
way, we informed him, we expected we could,
he presently brought in some dinner in a
bark bowl and a tin kettle, the bowl
was placed beside us on the seat, 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 wheather they where to be
eaten together or separate; the bowl contained
a number of round lumps of something tied
in Cornhusks; two dumplins were tied in
one set of husks with a string at each end
and in the middle. We let them know
our ignorance was such that we did not know
how to begin, which set some of the yonger
sort a laughing, but the chief took out his