Quotes by Francis Parkman
25 quotes by Francis Parkman
America, when it became known to Europeans, was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution.
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Quote by Francis Parkman about humanity
Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri.
Quote by Francis Parkman about opinion
Few passages of history are more striking than those which record the efforts of the earlier French Jesuits to convert the Indians.
Quote by Francis Parkman about history
Fort Laramie is one of the posts established by the American Fur Company, who well-nigh monopolize the Indian trade of this whole region.
Quote by Francis Parkman about commerce, companies, americans
Quote by Francis Parkman about being
It was a rich and gorgeous sunset an American sunset, and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
Quote by Francis Parkman about water, sky, americans
Like a great island in the midst of the Algonquins lay the country of tribes speaking the generic tongue of the Iroquois
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Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction, the partitions being at the sides only, leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house.
Quote by Francis Parkman about country, home, house, being
More than two centuries have since the Hurons vanished from their ancient seats, and the settlers of this rude solitude stand perplexed and wondering over the relics of a lost people.
Quote by Francis Parkman about opinion, old, solitude, people
Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie, the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect.
Quote by Francis Parkman about opinion, air, sky, light
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The reader need not be told that John Bull never leaves home without encumbering himself with the greatest possible load of luggage. Our companions were no exception to the rule.
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