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Little Folks of North America Stories about children living in the different parts of North America   By: (1860-1936)

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[Illustration: A Little Indian Boy.]

Little Folks of North America



Illustrated by reproductions from Photographs


Copyright, 1909 By W. A. Wilde Company

All Rights Reserved

Little Folks of North America


CHAPTER PAGE I. Little Folks of Iceland 13 II. Little Folks of Greenland 26 III. Little Folks of Alaska 55 IV. Little Folks of Canada 80 V. Little Folks of Labrador 116 VI. Little Folks of Newfoundland 120 VII. Little Folks of the United States 128 VIII. Little Folks of Mexico 179 IX. Little Folks of Central America 206 X. Little Folks of the West Indies 214


PAGE A Little Indian Boy Frontispiece An Eskimo Mother and Baby 30 An Eskimo Village in Summer 52 An Eskimo Village in Alaska 60 An Alaskan Village Showing Indian Totem Poles 74 Little Canadian Indian Children 96 Picking Cotton on a Georgia Plantation 144 How They Harvest Wheat on the Prairies 152 Children Working in the Cotton Factory in a Big City 174 A Mexican Village 190


You all know the story of Columbus how, more than four hundred years ago, he sailed from Spain out into the west; and also how the people, as they watched his ships fading from sight, believed they would never look upon the fleet again, for the brave sailors who manned it were moving into an unknown world whose dangers no one could measure.

You also remember what happened before Columbus returned from that long voyage that a new continent was discovered where strange people of a race before unheard of were living the life of savages, and that the great sailor, believing he had entered the waters of India, named these red men, Indians.

Instead of reaching India, as he supposed, he had brought to light a new and great continent so vast that it embraced all climates; rich, moreover, in mines and forests, lakes and rivers, high mountains, fertile plains and valleys. And there were none to enjoy all these beautiful gifts of God save tribes of red men, except in the far north the Eskimos in scattered villages. They, too, like the Indians, were savages who knew nothing of the ways of white men. They lived in small settlements along the ice covered shores of the ocean.

After Columbus had crossed the Atlantic and discovered this New World, other ships soon followed in the course he had marked, and the people of Europe settled in one place after another. At first they made their homes near the shores of the ocean. This was partly through fear of the red men who were not pleased at the thought of these new neighbors, so different from themselves. As years went by, however, the newcomers moved farther and farther into the west, driving the Indians and the wild beasts before them, until now the homes of the white men are found throughout the land... Continue reading book >>

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