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tion , they after their fort adore, as the Firc,Water,Lightning,Thunder,our Ordnance^
Pceces.Hotfes: Yea, I haue heard CaptaineSw/f^fay, that they feeing one of the
Englifh Bores in the way, were ftricken with awfuU fcarc, becaufe he brifled vp him-
felfe and gnalhed his teeth, and tookc him for the god of the Swine, which was otfeni
ded with them.

The chiefe god they worfhip is the Diuell, which they call Okf-. They haue confe-
rence with him, and fafliion themfclues vnto his fliape. In their Temples they haue
his Image ill-fauouredly made, * painted, adorned with chaincs, copper, and beads,
and couered with a skmne. By him is commonly the Sepulchre of their Kings 3 whofe
bodies are firtt bowelledthen dried on a hurdle,and haue about the ioynts chaines of
copper, beads.and other like trafh ; then lapped in white skmncs, and rowled in mats,
and orderly entombed in arches made of mats, the remnant of their wealth being fet
at their feet. Thefe Temples and Bodies are kept by their Priefts. For their ordinarie
burialls, they digge a deepe hole in the earth with fharpe flakes, and the corpcs being
wrapped in skins and mats with their iewels, they lay them vpon fticks in the ground,
and coucr them with earth. The buriall ended, the women hauing their faces painted
with blacke cole and oyle,fu foure and t wentie hogres in the houfes mourning and la-
menting by turnes, with yellings and bowlings. Euery Territorie of a mroance hath
their Temples and Prietts. Their principall Temple isat Vttamufack^m T^maHnl^,
where Powhatan hathanhoufe vpon the toppcofcertainefandiehilles in the woods,
there are three great houfes filled with Imagesof their Kings and Diuels, and Tombes
of their Predeceflburs. Thofe houfes are neerethreefcore foot long, built, after theit
fafhion, arbour-wife. Thisplaceisinfuchcftimationof holinefle, that none but the
Priefts and Kings dare enter : yea, the Sauagcs dare not pafle by in boats, without ca-*
fting copper, beads, or fomewhat into the Riuer.

Heere are commonly refidcnt feuen Priefts : the chiefe differed from the refl in his
ornaments : the other can hardly be knowne from the common people, but that they
hauc not fo many holes at their eares to hang their Icwcls at. The high Priefts head-
tire is thus made. They take a great many Snakes skinnes fluffed with moffe, as alfo
of Weafils and other Verminesskinnes, which they tie by their tailcs, fo that all the
tailesmccteonthetoppeof the head like a great taffell. The faces of their Prieftsarc
painted as vgly as they can deuife: m their hands they haue rattles, fomeBafe, fome
Treble.

Their deuotion is moft in fongs which the chiefe Prieft beginncth, the reft follow-
ing; fometimehcemakethinuocations with broken fcntence<, by ftarts and ftrange
paffions, and at euery paufe the other giue a fhort grone. It cannot be perceiued that
they haue any fet holy dayes : onely, in fome great diflrefle of want, feare of enemies,
times of triumph, and of gathering their fruits, the whole Countrey, Men, Women,-
and Children, alTemble to their folemnities. The manner of their deuotion is fome-
times, to make a great fire, all fingingand dancing about the fame with Rattles and
fliouts, foure or fiuehoures: fometimestheyfetamaninthcmiddeft, and dance and
fing about him, he all the while clapping his hands, as ifhe would keepe time: after
this, they go to their Fcafts. They haue certaine Altar-ftones, w hich they call Tawco-
rances, flanding from their Temples, fomeby their houfes, others in the woods and
wildcrneflfcs; vpon which they offer bloud,Dcere-fuet, and Tobacco. This they doe
when they returne from the wars,from their huntings,and on other occafions. When
the waters are rough mftormes, their Coniurers runne to the waters fides, orpafTeiti
their boats,and after many hellifh out-cries and inuocations, caft Tobacco, Copper,
Pocones, or liich trafh into the water.to pacifie that god whom they thinkc to be very,
iingry in ihofe ftorms. Before their dinners and fuppcrs the better foit wil take the firll

bitt.



766 Of tht^Ugionand^itesoftheVir^inkns. Chap.($,

bitt, and caft it into the fire,which is all the grace they are knowne to vfe. In feme pare
of the Countrcy they haue yearely a facrifice of children : fuch a one was performed at
^))pfl»g^ro^/r«oc^fome ten miles from Inmcs Towne in this manner. 'Jt^onbanKock
* n^iU-ffhite, * ^VirawAttce made afeaft in the woods: the people were fo painted, that a Painter
with his penfill could not haue done better. Some of them were blacke like Diuels
with homes and loofc hairc, fome of diuers colours. They continued two dayes dan-
cing in a circle of a quarter of a mile, in two companies, with anticke trickcs, fourc
in a ranke, the fVerowance leading the dance ; they had rattles in their hands ; all in the
middeft had black homes on their heads,and gtcenc bowes in their hands : next them
were fourc orfiueprincipallmen diuerfly painted, which with bafJinadocs beat for-
ward fuch as tired in the dance. Thus they made themfelues fcarce able to go or ftand.
When they met together they made a hellifh noife, and eucry one flinging away his
bough, ranne (clapping their hands) vp into a tree, and tare it to the ground, and fell
into their order againe : thus they did twice. Fourtecne well fauourcd children, or (if
" Ca^i. Smith, you had rather heare*Captaine^w;/^jfif:eene of the propereftyongboyesbctweenc
ten and fifccene yearesof age they painted white: Hauing brought them forth, the
people (faith he) fpent the forcnoone in dancing and finging about them with Rattles:
in the afternoone they put thefe children to the roote of a tree, all the men ftanding to
guard them, each with a -Baftinado of Reeds bound together, in his hand. Then doe
they make a Lane betvveenc them all along, through which there were appointed fiu,c
yong men (fVhite callcs them Priefts) to fetch thefe children. Each of theic fetcheth a
childe, the guard layingon with their baftinadocs, while they with their naked bodies
defend the children to their great fmart. All this time the women wecpc and crie out
very paflionatcly, prouiding Moffe, skinnes,Mats,and dric wood, as things fitting the
childrens Funerall. When the children are in this manner fetched away, the guard
teares downe trees, branches, and boughes, making wreaihcs for their heads, or be-
decking their hairc with the leaues. What elfewas done wich the children was not
feenc, but they were all caft on a heape in a Valley, as dead, where was made a great
Feaft for all the company.
rvilliam wlAtt. ^^w» W}3ite relating this facrifice, faith, That they rcmoued them from tree to tree
three times, andatlaft carried them into a Valley where the King fate; where they
would futter our men to fee, but feafted there two houres. On a fudden all arofc with
cudgels in their hands, and made alaneasisbeforefaid,and the children being laide
downe vnder a tree (to their fceming) without life, they all fell into a ring againe and
danced about the children a good lpace,and then fate downe in a circle about the tree.
Rapha»>}a,in the middes,caufed burthens of wood to be brought to the Altar,made of
poles fet like a fleeple, where they made a great fire to facrifice their children to the
^ Diuell (whom they call Kewafe) who, as they report, fuckes their bloud. They were

vnwilling to let them ftay any longer. They found a woman mourning for yong Ptif.
fiha facrificed at the Towne of Rapahaxna.

"XhtTVerowance (Captaine j'wtr^addeth) being demanded the meaning of this fa-
crifice, anfwered, that the children were not ail dead, but that the Okeoi Duiell did '
fuckc the bloud from their left breft,who chanced to be his by lot, till they were dead,
but the reHwere kept in the wildernefleby theyongmen, till nine Moones were ex-
pired, during which time they muft not conuerfe with any, and of thefe were made
their Priefts, and conjurers. This facrifice they held to be fo neceffarie, that if they
fliould omit it, their Oke or Diuell, and their other ^lyoughcoftfghes, or gods, would
let them haue no Deere, Turkies, Cornc, or Fifti; and would befides make a great
(laughter amongft them. They thinke that their ^ffre»^«r^j and Priefts, which they
it» Toco7ics\% a z\(o c^cemt ^ijoHgkcofughes, whenthtyzrt Azi6,Aoc goehtyov\A the MountAines
fmall Hoote, towards the fetting of the Sunne, and euer remaine there in forme cf their Oifvr,hau)ng
which dried their heads painted With Oylc and Poce»ei ■" finely trimmed with feathers, and fhall
ard l?at into haueBeads, Hatchets, Copper, and Tobacco, neuerceafing to danceandnng with
^'th red^"they ^^^'"^ predecefifors. The common people, they fuppofe, fhall not liue at'ter death, Somq
vfc T: for fwel- fought to conuert them from thefe fuperftitions ; tVtH'erervance oi ^^tyoughcohamck^
lings, aches, was fo farre perfwadcd,as that he profefled to beleeuc that our God exceeded thcirs,as
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much as ourGunnfcsdid their Bowes and Arrowcs ; and many times did fend to the
Prefidentmany prefents,intreatinghimtopray to his " God for rainc, for his God « Intlwcx-
would not fend him any. , tremitie ofmi.

^://M»-;M^6<?irrcporteththefe their ceremonies of honoring the Sunne. By breaks ''^'''^ V'li":^
of dayjbeforethey eatcordrinke,thc men,vvomcn,and children aboue ten yearesold, flamed Tha'
runne into the water, andthcre waflia good fpacc, till the Sunne arife, and then they been toldiha:
offer facrifice to it, ItrewingTobacco on the land or water: the hke they doe at Sunne- both the Ssua-
fct. HealforelateththatoncG'/for^ff o ^■a/Tow (before mentioned) was lacrificcd, as S^^s'idfugi-
thcy thought, to the Diuell, being ftrippcd naked and bound to two flakes, with his ^'".^*"'°"l'i
backeagainft a great fire: thendid they rippe him and burne his bowds.and dried his wamand'th ''
flefluo the bones, which they kept aboue ground in a by-roomc. Many other of our plentie, for^"^
men vvcrccrueily and ttcacheroully executed by them,though perhaps not facrificed tlicirs,and a-
andnoneiiad bceneleft, if their ambuflics and treafons had taken effect. Towhatm S-'.^^ourRe.
thus inuitcd P Captainc '^ttlffe and thirtic others to trade for corne, and hauing ^'"i-*]"*
brought them within his arobufh.murthered them, death^ofG^'^

^lexAnderV/'.ntaker faith, That their q Pricrts (whom they call ^iokrifoughijztz <-a(lon° ^"'^^^
Witches, ofwhom the people Ibnd in great awc.Themanncr of their life is Heremite- P Declaration
fafliion, inwoods, inhoufcsfequeftred fi-omthecommoncourfeofmen. where none °^ Virginia,
may come, or fpeake with them, vncalled. They take no care for vi(ftualls,for all fuch y ^^"-^^ '"
neceffaries are (ct in a place neere his cottage for his vfe. If they would haue raine or "^^"""'
hauc left any thing, hee at their rcqucrt coniureth, andofen prcuaileih. Hee isthetr
Phyiitianiftheybeficke, and (ucketh their wounds:. At his word they make wa'rre
and peace, and doe nothing ot moment without him.

The fVirovpa»ice oi Acarvmackf told our men of a ftrangc accident : two children be-
ing dead,and buried,being reuie wed by the parents,feemed to haue liuely and cheere-
fujl countenances, which caufed many to behold them, and none of the beholders
tfcaped death.

The 5'<i/^»?/^^^»tfc^#/ are a Giantly people, ftrange in proportion, bchauiour, and
attire, their voice founding from them, as out of a Caue : their attire of Beares skins -
hanged with Bearespawcs, the head of a Wolfe, and fuch like jewelv : and (if any
would haue a fpoone to eate with the DiucU) their Tobacco-pipes were three quar-
ters of a yard long, earned at the great end with a Bird, Bcare, or other deuicc, fuffici-
cnt to beat out the braines ot a Horfe (and how many AiTes braines are beaten out or
rather mens braines fmoaked out, and Affcs haled in by our Icfle Pipes at home ? ) the
reft oftheir furniture was futable. Thccalfeofoneofthcirlegges wasmeafured three
quarters of a yard about, the reft of his limbes proportionable. With much adoe re™ '
firained they this people f om worfhipping our men. And ' when our men prayed r Diffoueryof
(according to their daily cuftome) and fung a Phlme.thcy much wondered : and after Chcfipeack,
began in moftpafTionace manner to hold vp their hands to theSunne, with a Sono : '*°*'
then embracing the Captaine, they began to adore him in like manner,and fo procee-
ded (notwithftanding his rebuking them) till their fong was ended : which done, one
with amoft rtrange adHon and vncomely voice began an Oration of their loues. That
ended, with a great painted Beares skinne they couered the Captaine, another hung
about his necke a chaine of white Beads. Others laid eigbteene mantles at his feete
with many other ceremonies to create him their Goucrnour, ihathe mioht defend
them againft the /lcf;?/^-wff/w<f^w their enemies. As thefe are very great, fo ^cfV-^hco.
comoeoes are very little. *"

I may alio here infert the ridiculous conceits which fome Virginians hold,concer-
ning their firftoriginall, as I haue heard from the relation of an Engli{}i 'youth.which f dxf.AmUi
liuedlongamongrttheSauages: that a Hare came into their Gountrey and made the boy his nams
firft men, and after preferued them from a great Serpent : and when two other Hares "''^ ^"''^^^
came thither, that Hare for their entertainment killed a Deere, which was then the on- ^^''*"'*'
ly Deere that was, andftrevving fhe haires of that Deere hidc,eucry haireproucda
Dceie. He faid they vvorlTiippcd towards a certaine Hoop or Sphere doubled acrofl'e
which was fctvponanheapc of ftonesintheir houfes. They hadahoufe withoutthc
Towne for the women, in the time of their naturall fickncs to kecpc in, where no men
might come.

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768 of the ^ligion and ^tes of the Virginians. Qua?, 6,

' i^irg-f^iiyage, They haue * a ccrtainc hcrbe called Weyfake,like Liuerwort. which they chew and
iiog.M.'i. ' fpit into poifonedwoundsjthat are thereby healed in foure and twenty hourcs. Infin-
UaHev George ding out their mcdicinable root, (it is the relation of Matter (jeorge Percy) lixcfthem
Tmie. hold together by the armes, and Togo finging, and withallfcarching: and when they

haue found it, fit downe linging, crofTing the roote with their hands for a oood fpacc
then gather, chew.and fpit.He thus defcribeth their dances ; One flands in the middert
finging and clapping hands ; all the reli dance about him, fhouting, hallowing, (lam-
ping with antike gedurc^like fo many Diuels,thcir feet alwayes(and only) agreeing in

one ftroke.Landing at Kecought3n,theSauagescntertained them with a doleful noife
laying their faces to the ground,and fcratching the earth with their nailes. The W^r»-
j*ii»ce of R3pahann3,met them.playing on a flute of a reed, with a cro wne of Deeres
haire coloured red,fafhioned like aRofe.withachaineof Beads about his nccke and
Bracelets of Pearle hanging at his eares,in each eare a birds claw ; of a modelt-proud
behauiour.The wotr.cn with an Iron pounce and race their bodies, legs, thi^hes, and
armejjin curious knots and portraitures of fowles,fifhes,beafts,and rub a paintin^.into
the fame.which will neuer out. The Queeneof Apametica,was attired with a Coronet
befet with many white bones,her eares hanged with coppcr,a chainc thereof fix times
coinpafTinghernecke.Themaidsfliauc their heads all but the hinder part: the wiues
weare it all ofa length: the men weare the left lockclongjfometimes an ell, which they
tic w hen they plcafc in anartificiall knot, Huckc with feathers, the ri^ht fide fhauen.
The King of Pafpahey was painted all black.with homes on his head hke a Diuell. He
tcftificth of their hard fare, watching cuery third night,lying on the bare cold oround,
what wether foeucr came, and warding the next day, afmallcan of barly fodden in
water, being the fuftenanccfor fiuc men a day: their drinkc brackifli and flimie water.
Thisfiucmoncths.
q Cap. Smith. The Virginians 1 arebornc white: their haircblack,few haue beards: the women
with two fhels are their Barbers : they are firong.nimblc.and hardie,inconftant,timo-
rous, quickc ofapprehenfion, cautelous.couetous of copper and beads ; they feldomc
forget an iniury,and feldomc ftcale from each other, kft the Conmrers fhould bewray
them, which it is fufficient that thefcthinke they can doe. They haue their lands and
Id. MarMng- gardens in proper, and moft of them line oftheir labour. Mafler tymgfiild faith, rhey
/*'^' would be of good complexion,ifthcy would Icaue painting (which they vfe on their

face and fhoulders )He neuer faw any of them gro{re,of bald;they would haue beards,
but that they plucke away the haires : they haue one wife,many loues,and are alfo So-
domites. Their elder women are Cookes, Barbers, and for feruicc, the yonger for da-
liance.The women hang their children at their backes, inSummer naked, in Winter
vnderaDeere-skin. They areofmodcttbehaniour. They feldomc or neuer brail: m
entertaining a ftranger,they fpread a mat for him to fit downe,and dance before him.
They weare their nailes long to flea their Deere : they put bow and arrowes in:o thclc
childrens hand before they are fix yeates old.

In each eare commonly they haue three great holes, wherat they hang chains brace-
lets, or copper : fomc weare in thofe holes a finall Snake coloured gieene and yellow,
neare halfe a yard long, which crawling about his neck,off<?reth to kifie his lips.Others
weare a dead Rat tied by the taile.Their names are giuen them according to the huinor
of thcparents.Their women they fay are eafily deliucred : they wafhin the riuers their
yong infants tomakethem hardy.The women and childrendo the houfliold and field,
worke.the men difdaining the fame,and only delighting in fifhing,hunting,v\^ars,and
fuch man-like cxercifes : the women plant, reape, bearc burthens, pound their cornc,
make baskets,pots their bread,and doe their cookerie and other bufinefTe. They eafi-
ly kindle fire by chafing a dric pointed fticke in a hole ofa little fquare peece of wood.
Powhatan had aboucthirtie Commanders, or IVirrswances vnder him, all which
were not in peace only, but fcruiceable in Captaine Smiths prcfidencie.to the Englifli,
and ltiil,as I haue beenc told by fome.that haue fincc beene there, they doc affeift him,
and will askc of him. Powhatan hath three brethren, and two (iflcrs, to whom the in-
heritance belongeth fuccc(ruiely,and not to his or their fonncs till after their dcath,and
then the eldeft Sifters fonne inheriteth. He hath his treafure of skinnes,copper,pearles,
beads, and fuch like, kept in a houfe for that purpofe,and there (fored againli the time

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Chap.^ AMERICA.



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76^



of his buria!!.Tliis houfc is fiftie or thrceicorc yards long/requentcii onely by Priefls;
Ac the foure corners ofthis houfc ftand foure Images as Scntiiicl$,onc of a Dragon,an-
othcr of a Beare, a third ofa Leopard, and the fourth of a Giant.He hath as many wo-
men as he will , which when he is wearie of,he beftoweth on whom he bel\ liketh His
will, and Cuftome arc the Lawes. He cxecutcth ciuill punidimcnts on malefaftors.as
broylmg to death, being cncompafied with fire, and other tortures. The other Wiro-
wances, ot Commanders (ibthe wordfignifieth) hauepowcrofjifc and death, and
hauc fomctwcnticmcn,fomefortie,fomc an hundred, fomemany more vndcr their
command.Somc were fent to enquire forthofe which were left o(Sit fVulter Riiw/ei^hi
Colony, but they could learnc nothing of them but that they were dead.




Chap. VII.
ofFloridii

Ext to Virginia towards the South is Htuatc Florida,' fo tailed, becaufe
itwasfirltdifcoueredby the Spaniards on ^ Palme.funday, or as the
moft « intcrprctjEafter- day,which they call P^/^ViiF/onJii.- and nor,
asTi?n?«irf writethjfor the flourifliing Verdure thereof. The firft i fin-
der,aftcrthciraccount,was/o^»/'»««of L/oWjin thcycare i 512. but
wchaue before fhewcd that SehaFlian ["uhota had difcouercd it in the
name of King Henry , he feucnth of England, The length of thii Region extendeth to
the fiue and twentieth degree. It runneth out into the Sea with a long point of land,
as if it would either fci barres to that fwift current which there runneth out, or point
out the dangers of thefe coafts to the Hazardous Mariners.

IntotheLandit {fretchethWertward vnto the borders of New-Spaine, and thbfe;
, other counti ies which are not fully knowncrotherwhere it is wafhed with a dangerous
fc3,which feparateth Cichora^BahamaanA Lncaia from the fame. lohtt Ponce « afore-
faid hearing a tumour ofa prodigious wcll.which (as the Poets tell of Media ) would
make old men become yong againe,pl3id the yonglmg to go fearch it fix months co^c-
thcr, and in that inqu'ry difcoucrs th's Continent : and repairing into Spaine, obtai-
ncth this Prouince with the title of AdeUntado He returned with a Nauy and band of
fbuldiers, but at his landing was fo welcomed by theFloridians, that many of his men
were flainc.and himfelfe wounded vnto death, f Pamfhilo de Nturuaes had no better
fucccffe: hcentredf/#r;<^<«, 1517. Aluaro T^uufz. caWed Capo divacca 01 di^eCit de
v<*f.«, and fome of his company, after long C3ptiuitie,cfcaped.

'Pamphi/o carried with him fixe hundred men : about the Riuer of Palmes his fliips
were wracked, and moft ofthe Spaniards drowned. A few c'caped drowning, buc
tweluefellmadde, and like dogs fought to worry each other. Scarcely ten returned
iiuo Spaine, The'ecomming to Mexico, reported that they had reftored three dead
men to life : I rather beleeuc, faith Tienz,o, thai they killed foure qtiiikc men.

'DonFerdinanda deSoto g enriched with the fpotk-. of ^^tibalihaKw)^ of Peru, irf
which adlion be was a Captaine and horfe-man, heere found place to ipciid that which
there he had gotten. For hauing obtained the Gouernment of Flo id.i, and gathered
a Band office hundred men for that Expcd tion, in it hee (pent fiue yearcsfearcheing
for Mineralls, till heeloft himfclfc. /altau Samada, and eyihumad^t made fute for
the like grant, but could no: obtaineit. Frier Lays de BdmHro, and other Domi-
nikes had vndertaken by the way of Preaching to haue reduced the Floridians to Chri-
flianitic, and the Spanifh obedience, and were fent at the Emperours charge, but no
fooner fet fbote on fhore, then hce and two of his companions were taken by the
Sauagcs, and cruelly llaine and eaten, their fliaiien ^kalpes being hanged vp in their
Temple for a monument. This hap-enedin theyeare 1549. In the yeare 1524.
/"r/jwm the firft, the French King, had fent lohn h ^e 1^^>'r<?«,rw hither, but becaufe
he rather fought todifcouer all along the Coaft, then to fearch or (ettle within Land,
I palTe him ouer. Inthcyearc 1561. That Worthy of France, iC/!;4i?;//e«, Champion

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of Religion and of his Countrey, fent Captaine lohnRibault toDifcoucr and Plane
in thefc parts, which his Voyage and Plantation is written by Rene g Lattdomiere,
one employed therein. He left Captaine Albert there with fome of his company.who
built a Fort called Charles Fort : but this Albert was flaine in a mutiny by his fouldicrs,
and they returning home, were fo purfued by Famine, the Purfuiuant ofDiuincIu-
fticc, that after their fhooes and leather jerkins eaten (their drinke being Sea-water,or
their owneVrine) they killed and eate yp one ot iheirownc company. Laudemiere
was fent thither agalnc to inhabite,y4«»« I 564. and the next yeatc 'F^bault was fent to
fupply his place.

But vncouth * Famine had fo wafted and confumed the French,beforc his arriuall,
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ny places of their bodies, as if they would now truft the emptie hands no longer, but



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