By Frederick Drimmer
Dazzling eyewitness bills of Indian captivity by means of those that lived to inform the tale. Fifteen precise adventures recount ache and torture, bloody massacres, relentless targets, incredible escapes, and adoption into Indian tribes. attention-grabbing historic list and revealing photo of Indian tradition and frontier lifestyles. advent. Notes.
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Farther inland, however, as in the colony of Rensselaerswijck, Catskill, Esopus, and thereabouts, at the headwaters where the rivers are entirely fresh, low-lying land may be ﬂooded once or twice a year when the wind blows counter to the current, but to those who prepare and provide for it this causes no damage. Sometimes a stand of corn here and there is washed away, though the silt left behind as good as manures the land. Nor does the water remain standing for long; as quickly as it rises, it ebbs away again in two or three days.
Of the Fruit Trees Brought Over from the Netherlands Dutch horticulturists, noting the opportunities existing in New Netherland, have ventured to carry across and plant various apple and pear trees that thrive there. The trees will also grow from seed, and I have seen specimens that by the sixth year bore delicious fruit without having been grafted. If stocks or cuttings are not available, grafting also works well on a trunk cut oﬀ close to the ground, so that in time the graft itself makes roots; otherwise the fruit may be rather stony.
The shore is for the most part clean and sandy, and water drains oﬀ well. To the southwest the country borders on Virginia; the boundary line is yet The Limits of New Netherland | to be determined, but as the population grows there ought to be little or no diﬃculty on that score. On the northeast New Netherland abuts on New England. The boundary is not undisputed, and we could wish that the matter were settled. To the north the river of Canada extends over a great distance, but the northwestern limit is not yet known or deﬁned.
Captured By The Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870 by Frederick Drimmer