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Title: Wau-bun The Early Day in the Northwest Author: Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie Release Date: April 27, 2004 [EBook #12183] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WAU-BUN *** Produced by Gene Smethers and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team WAU-BUN, THE EARLY DAY IN THE NORTHWEST. BY MRS.
KINZIE, OF CHICAGO. -If we but knew the exact meaning of the word ’WAU-BUN,’ we should be happy.---_Critic_. -WAU-BUN--The dawn--the break of day.---_Ojibeway Vocabulary_. * * * * * PHILADELPHIA 1873 PREFACE. Every work partaking of the nature of an autobiography is supposed to demand an apology to the public.
To refuse such a tribute, would be to recognize the justice of the charge, so often brought against our countrymen--of a too great willingness to be made acquainted with the Mon Apr 03 04:39:34 2017 2 domestic history and private affairs of their neighbors. It is, doubtless, to refute this calumny that we find travellers, for the most part, modestly offering some such form of explanation as this, to the reader: -That the matter laid before him was, in the first place, simply letters to friends, never designed to be submitted to other eyes, and only brought forward now at the solicitation of wiser judges than the author himself.- No such plea can, in the present instance, be offered.
The record of events in which the writer had herself no share, was preserved in compliance with the suggestion of a revered relative, whose name often appears in the following pages.
-My child,- she would say, -write these things down, as I tell them to you.

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