'The Three Sisters', 1872. Creator: W. J. Linton
'The Three Sisters', 1872. Volcanic peaks in Oregon, USA: 'Striking the forks of the Mackenzie River near Eugene City, the snow-clad summits of the Three Sisters loom up into the pleasant air. They rise from a range of volcanic hills, of moderate height, to a considerable elevation, being capped with perpetual snows. They are nearly equal in size, and all have an exact pyramidal form...These plains are covered with a thick, juicy herbage, much relished by the Indians' ponies, which feed here in great numbers. The tents of their masters are a conspicuous feature in the landscape. The sides of the Three Sisters are finely zoned with a broad belt of forest, which mounts to an altitude of six thousand feet...The Indians believe that these three peaks were three female giants, who had been wives of Manitou, and, having rebelled against him, were turned into stone...'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. I, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1872]
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Thomas Mayhew and the Narragansett sachem, 17th century (c1880). Artist: Unknown
Thomas Mayhew and the Narragansett sachem, 17th century (c1880). Thomas Mayhew (1593-1682) was part of the so-called Great Migration that saw 20, 000 Puritan settlers arrive in Massachusetts from England in the 1630s. In 1642, together with his son, Thomas Jr, he established the first settlement at Martha's Vineyard. Both Mayhews took trouble to foster good relations with the Native American tribes of the area, including the Narragansetts, and Thomas Jr worked tirelessly to bring Christianity to them. After the younger Mayhew was lost at sea on a journey to England in 1657, his father took on the mantle of his missionary work, despite being sixty years old. A print from Cassell's History of the United States, by Edmund Ollier, Volume I, Cassell Petter and Galpin, London, c1880.
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