History of the Colonization of the United States Volume 1

History of the Colonization of the United States Volume 1

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...the basin of the magnificent river whose name commemorates them, fled to the Bay of Saginaw, and took possession of the whole north of the peninsula as of a derelicticountry; yet the Miamis occupied its southern moiety, and their principal mission was founded by Alloiiez on the banks of the St. Joseph, within the present state of Michigan. The Illinois were kindred to the Miamis, and their country lay between the Wabash, the Ohio, and the Mississippi. Marquette found a village of themon the Des Moines, but its occupants soon withdrew to the east of the Mississippi; and Ka/skaskia, Cahokia, Peoria, still preserve_the names of the principal bands, of which the original strength has been greatly exaggerated. The vague tales of a considerable population vanished before the accurate observation of the missionaries, who foundiin the wide wilderness of Illinois "W" Compara scarcely three or four villages. On the discovery of u..., ., . America, the number of the scattered tenants of the territory which now forms the states of Ohio and Michigan, of Indiana, and Illinois, and Kentucky, could hardly have exceeded eighteen thousand. vor.. rrr. 31 In the early part of the eighteenth century, the Potawatomies had crowded the Miamis from their dwellings at Chicago: the intruders came from the islands near the entrance of Green Bay, and were a branch of the great nation of the Chippewas. That nation, or, as some write, the O_jibwas, --the Algonquin tribes of whose dialect, mythology, traditions, and customs, we have the fullest accounts, --held the country from the mouth of Green Bay to the head Waters of Lake Superior, and were early visited by the French at Sault St. Mary and Chegoimegon. They adopted into their tribes many of the Ottawas from Upper...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662226X
  • 9781236622266