JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
E703 L184n2 vol. 2
[Amours & Mariages des Sauvages.]
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plate; following p. 130
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At top is shown the marriage ceremony of native Americans. A man and a woman holding a stick stand on a mat. At bottom right is the courtship ritual of the Iroquois. Bottom left shows the new wife accompanied by her female relatives being received at the door of a dwelling.
Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de, 1666-1715?
Nouveaux voyages de mr le baron de Lahontan, dans l'Amerique septentrionale, ... Tome second
Source place of publication:
A La Haye [The Hague]
Chez les Fréres [sic] l'Honoré, Marchands Libraires
M. DCCIII. 
Image title taken from chapter title. Text describes courtship rituals of Iroquois as being that a man takes a candle to the bed of his intended; if she hides herself, she does not accept his offer.
Acquired before 1870.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Indians of North America--Marriage customs and rites