Starved Rock State Park and Its Environs (Google eBook)

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Geographic Society of Chicago, 1918 - Geography - 148 pages
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Page 82 - ... be fined not less than ten dollars, and not more than one hundred dollars, and may be imprisoned at the discretion of the court, not exceeding thirty days.
Page 58 - is in the country of the Illinois, and seated on a steep rock, about two hundred feet high, the river running at the bottom of it. It is only fortified with stakes and palisades and some houses advancing to the edge of the rock. It has a very spacious esplanade, or place of arms. The place is naturally strong, and might be made so by art, with little expense. Several of the natives live in it, in their huts.
Page 67 - A great part of the territory is miserably poor, especially that near Lakes Michigan and Erie, and that upon the Mississippi and the Illinois consists of extensive plains which have not had, from appearances, and will not have, a single bush on them for ages.
Page 48 - And by these two, the only sacrifices ever offered there to God, he took possession of that land in the name of Jesus Christ, and gave to that mission the name of the Immaculate Conception of the blessed virgin.
Page 82 - ... conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars or be imprisoned in the jail of the county not exceeding six months, or both.
Page 60 - We have seen nothing like this river that we enter, as regards its fertility of soil, its prairies and woods; its cattle, elk, deer, wildcats, bustards, swans, ducks, parroquets, and even beaver.
Page 50 - It is nearly all so beautiful and so fertile; so free from forests, and so full of meadows, brooks, and rivers; so abounding in fish, game, and venison, that one can find there in plenty, and with little trouble, all that is needful for the support of flourishing colonies.
Page 61 - Father Allouez, in 1676, says of the " Kach-kach-kia " Indians " they live on Indian corn and other fruits of the earth, which they cultivate on the prairies, like other Indians. They eat fourteen kinds of roots, which they find in the prairies ; they made me eat them : I found them good and very sweet.
Page 65 - Pottowattomies, and one band of the Illinois Indians. The latter fled to this place for refuge from the fury of their enemies. The post could not be carried by assault, and tradition says that the besiegers finally succeeded, after many repulses, by cutting off the supply of water. To procure this article the besieged let down vessels attached to ropes of bark, from a part of the precipice which overhangs the river. but their enemies succeeded in cutting off' these ropes as often as they were let...
Page 83 - ... in the discretion of the Court; or the fine above may be sued for and recovered before any justice of the peace...

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