Holiday in Dumyat – Dumyat Travel for It was conceived they destroyed about 400 at this time. It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire and the streams of blood quenching the same, and horrible was the stink and scent thereof; but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they gave the praise thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them, thus to enclose their enemies in their hands and give them so speedy a victory over so proud and insulting an enemy.10 Those Pequots of other villages who were not also killed or sold into slavery were, like many aboriginal people from other tribes, forbidden to speak their own language or practice their own customs. The few hundred Pequots who survive today have had to rely on anthropologists to recover fragments of their lost heritage. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in the 1840s that the [Indian nations I have mentioned formerly covered the country to the seacoast; but a traveler at the present day must penetrate more than a hundred leagues into the interior of the continent to find an Indian. Not only have these wild tribes receded, but they are destroyed; and as they give way or perish, an immense and increasing people fill their place. There is no instance upon record of so prodigious a growth or so rapid a destruction. Holiday in Dumyat – Dumyat Travel 2016.