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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Indian Children

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Robert Beverley in his book "The History of Virginia" wrote about the strange manner in which the Indians treated their newborn. "...instead of keeping them warm, at their first entry into the world...the first thing they do is to dip the child over head and ears in cold water, and then to bind it naked to a convenient board, having a hole fitly placed for evacuation, but they always put cotton, wool, fur, or other soft things, for the body to rest easy on...In this posture they keep it several months, till the bones begin to harden, the joints to knit, and the limbs to grow strong, and then they let it loose from the board, suffering it to crawl about, except when they are feeding or playing with it."

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