Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Aborigines, Based on Material in the U.S. National Museum

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1899 - Indians of North America - 295 pages

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Page 463 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fumes thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 494 - ... of it, and then put it in one of the ends of the said Cornet or pipe, and laying a cole of fire upon it, at the other...
Page 550 - We ourselves during the time we were there used to suck it after their manner, as also since our return, and have found many rare and wonderful experiments of the virtues thereof, of which the relation would require a volume by itself; the use of it by so many of late, men and women of great calling as else, and some learned physicians also, is sufficient witness.
Page 550 - ... their gods, they cast some up into the aire and into the water: so a weare for fish being newly set up, they cast some therein and into the aire: also after an escape of danger, they cast some into the aire likewise: but all done with strange gestures, stamping, sometime dancing, clapping of hands, holding up of hands, and staring up into the heavens uttering therewithall, and chattering strange words and noises.
Page 555 - They tie it to two wings of the most curious birds they can find, which makes their calumet not much unlike Mercury's wand, or that staff ambassadors did formerly carry when they went to treat of peace.
Page 449 - At these spectacles, and everywhere else, the English are constantly smoking tobacco; and in this manner - they have pipes on purpose made of clay, into the farther end of which they put the herb, so dry that it may be rubbed into powder, and putting fire to it, they draw the smoke into their mouths, which they puff out again through their nostrils like funnels, along with it plenty of phlegm and defluxion from the head.
Page 449 - Hundred — it came first into fashion by Sir Walter Long. They had first silver pipes. The ordinary sort made use of a walnut shell and a strawe. I have heard my grandfather Lyte say, that one pipe was handed from man to man round the table.
Page 447 - There is an herb which is sowed apart by itself, and is called by the inhabitants Uppowoc: In the West Indies it hath divers names, according to the several places and countries where it groweth, and is used: the Spaniards generally call it Tobacco. The leaves thereof being dried and brought into powder: they use to take the fume or smoke thereof, by sucking it through pipes made of clay, into their...
Page 576 - Bathe now in the stream before you, Wash the war-paint from your faces, Wash the blood-stains from your fingers, Bury your war-clubs and your weapons, Break the red stone from this quarry, Mould and make it into Peace-Pipes, Take the reeds that grow beside you, Deck them with your brightest feathers, Smoke the calumet together, And as brothers live henceforward...
Page 447 - The leaves thereof being dried and brought into powder: they use to take the fume or smoke thereof by sucking it through pipes made of clay into their stomach and head...

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