Father Pierre François Pinet, S.J. and His Mission of the Guardian Angel of Chicago (l'Ange Gardien) A.D. 1696-1699: A Paper Read Before a Joint Meeting of the Chicago Historical Society and the Evanston Historical Society in the Chicago Historical Society Building, November 27, 1906 (Google eBook)

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Chicago Historical Society, 1907 - Miami Indians - 26 pages
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Page 165 - ... their numbers. They composed, however, a body of the finest light troops in the world, and, had they been under an efficient system of discipline, or possessed enterprise equal to their valor, the settlement of the country would have been attended with much greater difficulty than was encountered in accomplishing it, and their final subjugation delayed for some years.
Page 171 - Their house is built on the banks of a small lake, having the lake on one side and a fine large prairie on the other. The Indian village is of over one hundred and fifty cabins, and one league on the river there is another village almost as large.
Page 171 - Missigan, (the shores of which are very flat,) to land soon when the water swells from the lake, for the breakers get so large in a short time that the canoes are in risk of going to pieces and losing all on board; several travellers have already been wrecked there.
Page 171 - We had considerable difficulty in getting ashore and saving our canoes. We had to throw everything into the water. This is a thing which you...
Page 171 - ... makes it his ordinary residence except in winter, when the Indians all go hunting, and which he goes and spends at the Illinois. We saw no Indians there, they had already started for their hunt. If we may judge of the future by the little while that Father Pinet has been on this mission, we may say that God blesses the labors and zeal of this holy missionary. There will be a great number of good and fervent Christians there. It is true that little fruit is produced there in those who have grown...
Page 179 - Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Board of Education and that a copy of the same be sent to the family of the deceased.
Page 171 - I cannot explain to you, Monseigneur, with what cordiality and marks of esteem these reverend Jesuit Fathers received and caressed us during the time that we had the consolation of staying with them. Their house is built on the banks of the small lake, having the lake on one side and a fine large prairie on the other.
Page 164 - Périgueux, and Pau, successively, from 1684 to 1690; he then completed his studies at Bordeaux, and departed for Canada in 1694. He was at first sent to Michillimackinac ; but in 1696 he went to Illinois, and founded the mission of the Guardian Angel at Chicago, among the Miami bands located there. This mission was broken up in the following year — according to Jesuit writers, through Frontenac's hostility, but Laval's influence procured Pinet's return thither. The latter went, probably early...
Page 171 - Jesuit Fathers, our people staying with the baggage. We found there Rev. Father Pinet and Rev. Father Buinateau, who had recently come in from the Illinois and were slightly sick. "I cannot explain to you, Monseigneur, with what cordiality and marks of esteem these Reverend Jesuit Fathers received and caressed us during the time that we had the consolation of staying with them. Their house is built on the bank of the small lake, having the lake on one side and a large fine prairie on the other.
Page 166 - Fifty years ago the Miamis were settled on the southern extremity of Lake Michigan, in a place called Chicago from the name of a small river which runs into the lake, the source of which is not far distant from that of the River Illinois.

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