The Digger Indian, His Religion, Superstitions and Burial Rights.

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"A white man and Indian were together in unknown regions and for three days and had had nothing to eat. Though they were in game country, no game had been seen. At last the Indian said he was going to make a sacrifice and invoke the Great Spirit. After the ways of his people, he prepared a sweat house, an altar and his offering. When all was prepared he entered and commenced his devotions and at the proper time offered the following prayer. 'Oh, Great Spirit, hear us, thy children, we have gone long without food. The deer and the turkeys are thine. Oh, let us not die. Thou knowest how I love tobacco and how hard for me to get it yet here I offer to thee all I have. Oh, hear us and give us food.' The idea of sacrifice attaches to all Indian theology in some sense. The Sacramento Indian had no religious rites unless their fiestas were in some way a religious affair."
3 sheets 8.5 x 11 inch. Typed. Edited throughout. Copyright expired in 1959, and was not renewed.