Outing (1885) (14578302719) - Public domain book illustration


Outing (1885) (14578302719) - Public domain book illustration



Identifier: outing48newy (find matches)
Title: Outing
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Subjects: Leisure Sports Travel
Publisher: (New York : Outing Pub. Co.)
Contributing Library: Tisch Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries

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ression. They werethere to get rich, and they worked thesewhite slaves as they also worked theirnegroes. Esquemeling, who had himselfsuffered from the tortures inflicted by acruel master, tells of one who, to punish arunaway slave that had been recaptured,had him tied up to a tree and whipped tillhis back was raw. The wounds were thencovered with lemon juice, salt and pepper,after which the wretched slave was lefthanging to the tree until the next day, whenthe whipping was continued until he died.Another planter who is named was accusedof having whipped more than a hundredslaves and servants to death, includingwhites as well as negroes. The life of an apprentice to the cattlekillers was more attractive to many ofthese white slaves, however, than that onthe plantations, though hard enough atbest. The cattle killers were the originalcowboys of America Santo Domingo wasthe favorite hunting ground. The islandhad been well populated in the early partof the sixteenth century, but the wealth
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The cattle killers were the original cowboys of America. Painting by N. C. Wyt The Buccaneers s*s of Mexico and Peru drew off all the moreenterprising of the population, and theplantations that had been established werein many cases abandoned altogether. Thecattle on these plantations were left toroam at will, and, finding the savannahsand forests habitable, they increased rap-idly. In the meantime a demand for driedmeat was found among the plantations ofother islands, and especially in the towns.To meet this demand the wilder spirits ofthe regions began hunting the cattle anddrying the flesh, which was called boucan.As the makers of boucan they soon becameknown as boucaniers, a title that has beenchanged in modern times to buccaneers. In the beginning these meat hunterslived much as did the frontier hunters andtrappers of the United States. Buildingsmall thatched huts on the banks of streamsthat were navigable for their canoes, theywandered around the woods killing thecattle, drying





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