The Discovery of the Old Northwest: And Its Settlement by the French

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American Book Company, 1901 - Canada - 272 pages
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Discovery and development of Old Northwest; the Great Lakes, rivers and lakes, early explorers and settlements.

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Page 227 - Louisiana, the seas, harbors, ports, bays, adjacent straits, and all the nations, peoples, provinces, cities, towns, villages, mines, minerals, fisheries, streams, and rivers, within the extent of the said Louisiana, from the mouth of the great river St.
Page 228 - Louisiana, from the mouth of the great river St. Louis, otherwise called the Ohio, ... as also along the river Colbert, or Mississippi, and the rivers which discharge themselves thereinto, from its source beyond the country of the Nadouessioux ... as far as its mouth at the sea, or Gulf of Mexico...
Page 228 - Palms, upon the assurance we have had from the natives of these countries that we are the first Europeans who have descended or ascended the said river Colbert...
Page 244 - Besides these things, they occupy themselves in manufacturing articles from buffaloes' hair, and in making bands, belts, and sacks ; for the buffaloes here are very different from our cattle in Europe. Besides having a large hump on the back by the shoulders, they are also entirely covered with a fine wool, which our Indians manufacture instead of that which they would procure from sheep, if they had them in the country.
Page 189 - The waters which fall from this horrible precipice, do foam and boil after the most hideous manner imaginable, making an outrageous noise, more terrible than that of thunder; for when the wind blows out of the south, their dismal roaring may be heard more than fifteen leagues off.
Page 159 - Manitoulin, and all countries, rivers, lakes, and streams contiguous and adjacent thereunto, — both those which have been discovered and those which may be discovered hereafter, in all their length and breadth, bounded on the one side by the seas of the North and of the West, and on the other by the South Sea...
Page 254 - behold! thy children compass thee round. We will, if need be, gladly die for our father —only take care of our wives and our children, and spread a little grass over our bodies, to protect them against the flies.
Page 164 - Above all, I placed our voyage under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Immaculate, promising her that, if she granted us the favor of discovering the great river, I would give it the name of the Conception...
Page 171 - I thank thee, Blackgown, and thee, Frenchman," addressing M. Jollyet, "for taking so much pains to come and visit us; never has the earth been so beautiful, nor the sun so bright, as today; never has our river been so calm, nor so free from rocks, which your canoes have removed as they passed ; never has our tobacco had so fine a flavor, nor our corn appeared so beautiful as we behold it today. Here is my son, that I give thee...
Page 159 - The banners of Heaven's King advance, The mystery of the Cross shines forth; and renewed shouts of Vive le Roi closed the ceremony.

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