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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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and informed them we had done,
Cornplanter observed, now all
things were done and settled, we
will cover up the council fire.

We had no provision of our own
here, therefore concluded to stay and
dine with the chief, about five O
clock we had a loaf of warm in-
dian bread with a mixture of
beans, which had been boiled till
they were softish knead up in it;
the bread was baked in a
dutch oven, having a small
quantity of bears oil put into
the oven with it, and when part
baked the loaf was turned over
with a fresh supply of oil; this
was all we had set before us;
they informed us they had no
meat, and we had heretofore