History of Wisconsin Under the Dominion of France

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Midland publishing Company, 1890 - French - 178 pages
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Page 159 - Before the doors are placed comfortable sheds, in which the inhabitants sit, when the weather will permit, and smoke their pipes. The streets are regular and spacious; so that it appears more like a civilized town than the abode of savages. The land near the town is very good. In their plantations, which lie adjacent to their houses, and which are neatly laid out, they raise great quantities of Indian corn, beans, melons...
Page 20 - It is so called because it has 2 branches, the one towards the West, the other towards the South, which we believe runns towards Mexico, by the tokens they gave us.
Page 20 - This nation have warrs against those of forked river. It is so called because it has 2 branches, the one towards the west, the other towards the south, wch we...
Page 96 - Every one believed that the Fox nation was about to be destroyed, and so they themselves judged, when they saw the storm gathering against them ; they therefore determined to sell their lives as dear as possible.2 The Foxes had selected a stronghold on the Fox River, now known as the "Butte des Morts...
Page 65 - Indian tribes and peoples of the Bay des Puants, Nadouesioux, Mascoutins, and other western nations of the Upper Mississippi, and to take possession in the King's name, of all the places where he has hitherto been, and whither he will go.
Page 65 - Mississipi, and to take possession, in the King's name, of all the places where he has heretofore been, and whither he will go.
Page 168 - Such a policy was impossible ; already there was at Detroit the seed of a commonwealth. The long protracted siege drew near its end. The belts sent in all directions by the French, reached the nations on the Ohio and Lake Erie. The Indians were...
Page 105 - The natural fierceness of their savagery, soured by the ill-treatment they have received, sometimes without cause, and their alliance with the Iroquois, have rendered them formidable. They have since made a strict alliance with the Sioux, a numerous nation inured to war; and this union has rendered all the navigation of the upper part of the Mississippi almost impracticable to us. It is not quite safe to navigate the river of the Illinois unless we are in a condition to prevent surprise, which is...
Page 166 - We are expecting the Ottawas. They are led by M. de Saint Luc and M. de Langlade, both great partisans of the French cause in the last war; the latter is the person who, at the head of the tribe which he now commands, planned and executed the defeat of General Braddock...
Page 87 - My father, and all the nations here present, I come to ask for life. It is no longer ours, but yours. I bring you these seven women, who are my flesh, and whom I put at your feet, to be your slaves. But do not think that I am afraid to die ; it is the life of our women and children that I ask of you.

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