Minnesota Explorers and Pioneers from A.D. 1659 to A.D. 1858

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North Star Publishing Company, 1881 - Minnesota - 128 pages
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Page 19 - For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.
Page 124 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Page 65 - ... distant regions, to discover whether it is a production of nature or art. Perhaps the hints I have here given might lead to a more perfect investigation of it, and give us very different ideas of the ancient state of realms that we at present believe to have been, from the earliest period, only the habitations of savages.
Page 95 - I wish to suggest to the general-in-chief, and through him to the War Department, the propriety of calling this work Fort Snelling, as a just compliment to the meritorious officer under whom it has been erected.
Page 70 - Mississippi, and from thence eastward five days' travel, accounting twenty English miles per day, and from thence north six days' travel, at twenty English miles per day, and from thence again to the Fall of St. Anthony, on a direct straight line. We do for ourselves, heirs, and assigns forever, give unto the said Jonathan, his heirs and assigns forever...
Page 71 - The Indians say they have no knowledge of any such chiefs as those who have signed the grant to Carver, either amongst the Sioux of the river, or amongst the Sioux of the plain.
Page 23 - I took half an altar cloth which I had wrested from the hands of an Indian who had stolen it from me, and put it on the body of the baptized child; for as I could not say mass for want of wine and vestments, this piece of linen could not be put to better use than to enshroud the first Christian child among these tribes.
Page 22 - ARRIVE AT LAKE PEPIN. AQUIPAGUATIN, one of the head men, resorted to the following device to obtain merchandise. Says the Father: " this wily savage had the bones of some distinguished relative, which he preserved with great care in some skins dressed and adorned with several rows of black and red porcupine quills. From time to time he assembled his men to give it a smoke, and made us come several days to cover the bones with goods, and by a present, wipe away the tears he had shed for him, and for...
Page 23 - ... dung to boil their food. All these circumstances make it appear that there is no such place as the Straits of Anian, as we usually see them set down on the maps. And whatever efforts have been made for many years past by the English and Dutch, to find out a passage to the Frozen Sea, they have not yet been able to effect it. But by the help of my discovery, and the assistance of God, I doubt not but a passage may still be found, and that an easy one too. " For example, we may be transported into...
Page 67 - Why are those lips silent, that lately delivered to us expressive and pleasing language? why are those feet motionless, that a short time ago were fleeter than the deer on yonder mountains? why useless hang those arms that could climb the tallest tree, or draw the toughest bow?

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