An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia: For Ascertaining the Degrees of Latitude and Longitude of the Mouth of the River Kovima, of the Whole Coast of the Tshutski, to East Cape, and of the Islands in the Eastern Ocean, Stretching to the American Coast, Performed ... by Commodore Joseph Billings, in the Years 1785, &c to 1794

T. Cadell, 1802 - 390 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 49 - A man will give his daughter for a time to any friend' or traveller that he takes a liking to ; if he has no daughter, he will give his fervant, but not his wives.
Σελίδα 176 - ... the water. Their dances are proper tournaments, with a knife or lance in the right hand, and a rattle in the left; the rattle is made of a number of thin hoops, one...
Σελίδα 171 - About two hundred of the daughters of the chiefs are kept at the Russian habitations near our anchoring place, as hostages for the obedience of the natives; and, as far as I could learn, they...
Σελίδα 48 - Their winter drefs is the (kin of the deer, or wild iheep, dreffed with the hair on ; a bread-piece of the fame, which ties round the neck, and reaches down to the waift, widening towards the bottom, and neatly ornamented with embroidery and beads ; pantaloons of the...
Σελίδα 101 - ... and gave him a pelisse ; and I procured him his linen quite wet from the wash-tub. Ledyard took a friendly leave of me, desired his remembrance to his friends, and with astonishing composure leaped into the kibitka, and drove off, with two guards, one on each side. I wished to travel with him a little way, but was not permitted. I therefore returned to my company, and explained the matter to them ; but though this eased their minds with regard to my fate, it did not restore their harmony.
Σελίδα 48 - ... who is chriftened, was fo ill that we expected " his death. He called upon Saint Nicholas, but would have no ** forcerer, I promifed, that if Nicholas would let him live, I " would give him what I caught in my firft chafe. My brother " recovered, I obtained thefe fkins, and there they are.
Σελίδα 274 - is not rude and barbarous, but mild, polite, and hospitable. At the same time the beauty, proportion and art with which they make their boats, instruments, and apparel, evince that they by no means deserve to be termed stupid; an epithet so liberally bestowed on those whom Europeans call savages.
Σελίδα 319 - We passed three villages, and halted at a fourth for the night. The huts were dug under ground, covered with earth, of a square form, with a fireplace in the middle, and four large stones made the hearth. We were obliged to treat with them for water, and for fuel to boil our food, and to pay for it immediately. Observing our good nature and want of power, they took a liking to the buttons on...
Σελίδα 47 - They feem callous to the effefts of heat or cold ; their tents are covered with fhamoy, or the inner bark of the birch, which they render as pliable as leather, by rolling it up, and keeping it for fome time in the fteam of boiling water and fmoke.

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