The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791; the Original French, Latin, and Italian Texts, with English Translations and Notes, Volume 60

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Reuben Gold Thwaites
Burrows Bros. Company, 1900 - Canada
 

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Page 161 - Ilinois town. I immediately entered the cabin where Father Marquette had lodged, and the sachems with all the people being assembled, I told them the object of my coming among them, namely, to preach to them the true, living, and immortal God, and his only Son, Jesus Christ.
Page 281 - On Sunday Morning the Father says Mass at 8 o'clock. The savages Sing through nearly the whole of it, the men on one side and the women on the other, alternately and in 2 choirs. This they always do, at present, when they Sing in the Chapel, in which also, for that purpose, the men are always placed on The Gospel side, and all the women on The other . . . After the...
Page 163 - 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 147 - The nuns of France do not sing more agreeably than some savage women here; and, as a class, all the savages have much aptitude and inclination for singing the hymns of the Church...
Page 159 - My Father, have pity on me; suffer me to return with thee, to bear thee company and take thee into my village. The meeting I have had today with thee will prove fatal to...
Page 161 - I found this village largely increased since a year ago. Formerly it was composed of but one nation, that of Kachkachkia. At the present time, there are 8 tribes in it, the first having summoned the others, who inhabited the neighborhood of the river Mississippi. One cannot well satisfy himself as to the number of people who compose that village.
Page 207 - Their village, which lies 200 leagues from here Toward the west, is very large, but poor; for their greatest wealth consists of ox-hides and of Red Calumets. They speak the language of the Puants. I preached Jesus Christ to them. They say that they live at a great distance of 12 days...
Page 153 - ... early that year, and they were compelled to go into a camp until the ice was strong enough to bear them. It was not until the month of February that he was able to resume his journey, and then, says he, 'the mode of navigation was very unusual. Instead of putting the canoe in the water, we placed it on the ice, over which the wind, which was in our favor, and a sail, made it go as on water' — the first example of 'ice-boating' that, as far as we know, appears in American history.
Page 318 - ... THAT night we made an open camp in a bunch of pines on the south side of Lake Mackay, at which point we intended to load wood for use in the Barren Ground. We were much better found in all respects than on the last occasion, and having dogs with us should not be obliged to carry anything ourselves. We used the ordinary travelling sleighs of the North ; two smooth pieces of birch, some seven feet in length, with the front ends curled completely over and joined together with cross slats secured...
Page 163 - 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. They gather, on trees or plants, fruits of fortytwo different kinds, which are excellent. They catch...

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