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struggling with bonds, and, at last, falling, as a harmless spectre, at his feet. Having vowed to seek out suffering for 1638. the greater glory of God, he renewed that vow every day, at the moment of tasting the sacred wafer; and, as his cupidity ake Superior, and had gained a glimpse, at least, of Lake Michigan. Within six years after the recovery of Canada, the 1638, 1639. plan was formed of establishing missions, not only among the Algonquins in the north, but south of Lake Relation 11638, 1639. p. 23, 24. Huron, in Michigan, and at Green Bay; thus to gain access to the immense regions of the west and the Chap. XX.} north-west, to the great multitude from all nations, whom no one can number; but the Jesuits were too Relation 16vine Majesty on their thoughts and enterprises. At the various missions, Indians from the remotest points appeared. In 1638, there came to the Huron Relation 1645-6, p. 86. mission a chief of the Huron tribe that dwelt on the head waters of the
cine man boasts of his power over the ele- Adair, 85. merits; he can call water from above, and beneath, Tanner, 343. and around; he can foretell a drought, or bring rain, Bartram. or guide the lightning; by his spells he can give at- Relation 1638, 1639, p. 162. traction and good fortune to the arrow or the net; he conjures the fish, that dwell in the lakes or haunt the rivers, to suffer themselves to be caught; he can pronounce spells which will infallibly give success in the chase, which the whole nation would contribute its harvest, its costly furs, its belts of beads, the produce of its chase, rather than fail in their fulfilment; the dream must be obeyed, even if it required the surrender of women to a public embrace. Relation 1638, 1639, p. 125. The faith in the spiritual world, as revealed by dreams, was universal. On Lake Superior, the nephew of a Chippewa squaw having dreamed that he saw a French dog, the woman travelled four hundred leagues, Relation 1655, 1656, p. 97