Cartier to Frontenac; Geographical Discovery in the Interior of North America in Its Historical Relations, 1534-1700

Cartier to Frontenac; Geographical Discovery in the Interior of North America in Its Historical Relations, 1534-1700

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Senecas. On the Wolf River, an affluent of the Fox, he founded another mission, that of St. Mark, and for a while administered at both, missions. In some of his further explorations he reached the head of the Wisconsin, and records that it led to the great river " Messisipi," six days off. The Relation of 1669-70 repeats this new story of the great river in speaking of it as more than a league wide, and flowing from the north to the south. It adds that the savages had never reached its mouth, and it was not certain whether it flowed into the Gulf of Florida or into that of California. Marquette, whom Allouez had left at La Pointe, was living Marquette at a disappointed life. He had the remnants of the HuLa rotate. rons and Qttawas about him, who had settled here to RUMORS OF THE GREAT RIVER. 201 be, as they hoped, beyond the reach of the Iroquois. Wandering bands of a multitude of tribes came to the post to trade with the French, and among them were parties of the Illinois, living at this time apparently to the west of the Mississippi. Bands of the Sioux, who came too, said to Marquette, as they had to his predecessor, that they lived on the banks of this same broad river. While the poor priest was pondering how he could make his way to this great water, and was picturing more fruitful fields for his labors, a feud was gathering between the Hurons and the ferocious Sioux, these Iroquois of the west, as Marquette called them. This warfare for a time interfered with a cherished scheme which Marquette had formed of going south to the Illinois, and establishing a mission among that people. He had already undertaken to acquire their tongue from some wanderers of the tribe, and from these Indians he had learned that in coming to La Pointe...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550706
  • 9781236550705