The Journeys of Réné Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle: As Related by His Faithful Lieutenant, Henri de Tonty; His Missionary Colleagues, Fathers Zenobius Membré, Louis Hannepin, and Anastasius Douay; His Early Biographer, Father Christian LeClercq; His Trusted Subordinate, Henri Joutel; and His Brother, Jean Cavelier; Together with Memoirs, Commissions, Etc, Volume 1

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Isaac Joslin Cox
A. S. Barnes, 1905 - America
 

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Page 156 - April, one thousand six hundred and eighty-two, in virtue of the commission of his Majesty, which I hold in my hand, and which may be seen by all whom it may concern, have taken, and do now take, in the name of his Majesty and of his successors to the crown, possession of this...
Page 141 - The sieur de la Salle divided his party the next day into three bands, to go and explore them. He took the western, the sieur Dautray the southern, the sieur Tonty, whom I accompanied, the middle one. These three channels are beautiful and deep. The water is brackish ; after advancing two leagues it became perfectly salt, and advancing on, we discovered the open sea, so that on the ninth of April, with all possible solemnity, we performed the ceremony of planting the cross and raising the arms of...
Page 165 - Palms ; upon the assurance which we have received from all these nations, that we are the first Europeans who have descended or ascended the said river Colbert ; hereby protesting against all those who may in future undertake to invade any or all of these countries, people, or lands above described, to the prejudice of the right of his Majesty, acquired by the consent of the nations herein named. Of which, and of all that can le needed, I hereby take to witness those who hear me, and demand an act...
Page 17 - The temple is .surrounded with strong mud walls, in which are fixed spikes, on which they place the heads of their enemies whom they sacrifice to the sun. At the door of the temple is a block of wood, on which is a great shell...
Page 1 - The term cache, meaning a place of concealment, was originally used by the Canadian French trappers and traders. It is made by digging a hole in the ground, somewhat in the shape of a jug, which is lined with dry sticks, grass, or anything else that will protect its contents from the dampness of the earth. In this place the goods to be concealed are carefully stowed away ; and the aperture is then so effectually closed as to protect them from the rains.
Page 164 - Koroas, which are the most considerable nations dwelling therein, with whom also we have made alliance, either by ourselves or by others in our behalf;* as far as its mouth at the sea...
Page 133 - On their side they gave us some slaves, and the most important chief invited us to go to the village to refresh ourselves, which we readily did. All those of the village, except the women, who had at first taken flight, came to the bank of the river to receive us. Here they built us cabins, brought us wood to burn and provisions in abundance. For three days they feasted us constantly. The women now returned, brought us Indian corn, beans, flour and various kinds of fruits; and we, in return, made...
Page 243 - He had time to confess, after which a Frenchman fired a blank cartridge at his head. His hair, and then his shirt and clothes took fire and wrapped him in flames, and in this torment he expired. The third author of the plot and murder fled. Hiens wished to make way with him and thus completely avenge the death of the Sieur de la Salle, but the Sieur Joutel conciliated them and it stopped there.18 By this means Hiens remained chief of the wretched band.
Page 136 - Tonty and myself with presents. The chief of this nation, not content with sending him provisions and other presents, wished also to see him, and accordingly, two hours before the time a master of ceremonies came, followed by six men ; he made them clear the way he was to pass, prepare a place and cover it with a delicately worked cane-mat. The chief, who came some time after, was dressed in a fine white cloth or blanket. He was preceded by two men carrying fans of white feathers. A third carried...

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