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Identifier: americanhistoryf00blai (find matches)
Title: American history for little folks
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Blaisdell, Albert F. (Albert Franklin), 1847-1927 Ball, Francis Kingsley, 1863-1942, joint author
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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They were afraid of the white-faced stran-gers who could make thunder and light-ning when they pleased. On one of their trips the Pilgrims found25 AMERICAN HISTORY FOR LITTLE FOLKS a Kttle tree bent to the ground, with someacorns scattered about. Look out there, men, cried CaptainStandish; it may be a deer trap whichthe Indians have set. ^^ Let me take a look at it and see whatI can find, said William Bradford, whodid not watch where he was stepping. All of a sudden the trap sprung. Thedignified man was caught by the foot, andfound himself jerked up in the air. Wemay be sure that this made even the soberPilgrims laugh. The first harvest at Plymouth was good.When the crops were gathered in, thePilgrims had a thne of thanksgiving. Tothis feast the ladian chief Massasoit andninety of his braves were invited. Theycame dressed in deerskins, feathers, andfoxtails. Their faces were daubed withred, yellow, and white paint. Pound hisneck Massasoit wore a bag of tobacco anda string of beads. 26
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YOU ARE A LITTLE MAN. GO HOME AND WORK WITH THEWOMEN. Page 27. CAPTAIN MILES STANDISH The feast was kept up for a week. Cap-tain Standisli did his part every day. Atsunrise he fired the cannon on the top ofthe hill, and paraded his little companyof twelve soldiers. A few years later the Indians made anattack on the people in a little village notfar from Plymouth. Captain Standishwith a few men rushed to the help of thesettlers. The redskins were bold and ugly.A big Indian, much larger and strongerthan Standish, came up to him with a knifein his hand. ^ So you are the great paleface chiefwho has come to fight us, said the Indian.^^ You are a little man. Go home and workwith the women. You cannot fight. Captain Standish was boiling over withanger. For a wonder he kept control ofhimself. The next day he and his men met theIndians in a log cabin. The big Indianwas again insulting. Suddenly the door 27 AMERICAN HISTORY FOR LITTLE FOLKS was shut. Captain Standish sprang likea tiger on tlie

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