The Early History of Michigan: From the First Settlement to 1815

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1856 - 409 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 36 - The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amid the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Σελίδα 41 - Salle, who had brought him thither to make him perish in a nasty lake, and lose the glory he had acquired by his long and happy navigations on the ocean.
Σελίδα 36 - Mackinaw, he entered a little river in Michigan. Erecting an altar, he said mass after the rites of the Catholic church ; then, begging the men who conducted his canoe to leave him alone for a half hour, ' in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Σελίδα 30 - ... superstitious, they esteem them as divinities, or as presents given to them to promote their happiness by the gods who dwell beneath the water. For this reason they preserve these pieces of copper wrapped up with their most precious articles. In some families they have been kept for more than fifty years; in others, they have descended from time out of mind — being cherished as domestic gods.
Σελίδα 29 - ... them as divinities, or as presents given to them to promote their happiness, by the gods who dwell beneath the water. For this reason, they preserve these pieces of copper, wrapped up with their most precious articles. In some families they have been kept for more than fifty • Bock of Copper— Chaquamagon Bay. years ; in others, they have descended from time out of mind, being cherished as domestic gods.
Σελίδα 74 - Huron, and fish and smoked meat constitute the principal food of the inhabitants, so that a drink of brandy, after the repast, seems necessary to cook the "bilious meats, and the crudities which they leave in the stomach.
Σελίδα 330 - ... the west, the waves break against the stockade. On the bastions are two small pieces of brass English cannon, taken some years since by a party of Canadians who went on a plundering expedition against the posts of Hudson's Bay, which they reached by the route of the River Churchill. Within the stockade are thirty houses, neat in their appearance and tolerably commodious, and a church in ivhich mass is celebrated by a Jesuit missionary.
Σελίδα 54 - I then left the council and asked the Rev. Fathers if they wished to baptize the prisoners, which they did. " An hour after, I put. myself at the head of forty-two Frenchmen, and, in sight of more than four hundred savages, and within two hundred paces of their fort, I caused the two murderers to be shot. The impossibility of keeping them until spring made me hasten their death.
Σελίδα 44 - ... On the 24th of October, Du Luth was informed that Folle Avoine, one of the murderers, had arrived at Sault Ste. Marie with fifteen families of Ojibways, who had fled from Chagouamigon from fear of the Sioux. The French at Sault Ste. Marie, twelve in number, had not arrested him, because the Ojibways had declared that they would not allow the French to redden the land of their fathers with the blood of their brothers. Immediately Du Luth resolved to go to the Sault and seize the assassin. At dawn...
Σελίδα 56 - The sale was made for 1100 livres, which amount was to . be paid in beavers, to M. de la Chesnaye, to whom I send the names of the purchasers. "The savages who were present when Achiganaga and his children were arrested, wished to dance the calumet to M. Pere, and give him captives to satisfy him for the murder committed on the two Frenchmen ; but he knew their intention, and would not accept their offer. He told them neither a hundred captives nor a hundred packs o'f beaver would give back the blood...

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