The Journey to the Polar Sea, by John Franklin















































































































 -  The example of their fathers has released
them from the restraint imposed by the Indian opinions of good and bad - Page 120
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The Example Of Their Fathers Has Released Them From The Restraint Imposed By The Indian Opinions Of Good And Bad Behaviour; And Generally Speaking No Pains Have Been Taken To Fill The Void With Better Principles.

Hence it is not surprising that the males, trained up in a high opinion of the authority and rights

Of the Company to which their fathers belonged and, unacquainted with the laws of the civilised world, should be ready to engage in any measure whatever that they are prompted to believe will forward the interests of the cause they espouse. Nor that the girls, taught a certain degree of refinement by the acquisition of an European language, should be inflamed by the unrestrained discourse of their Indian relations, and very early give up all pretensions to chastity. It is however but justice to remark that there is a very decided difference in the conduct of the children of the Orkney men employed by the Hudson's Bay Company and those of the Canadian voyagers. Some trouble is occasionally bestowed in teaching the former and it is not thrown away, but all the good that can be said of the latter is that they are not quite so licentious as their fathers are.

Many of the half-breeds both male and female are brought up amongst and intermarry with the Indians; and there are few tents wherein the paler children of such marriages are not to be seen. It has been remarked, I do not know with what truth, that half-breeds show more personal courage than the pure Crees.*

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