ons, they heard of the Nadowessies, the famed Sioux, who dwelt eighteen days journey farther to the west, beyond the Great Lake, then still without a name—warlike tribes, with fixed abodes, cultivators of maize and tobacco, of an unknown race and language.
Thus did the religious zeal of the French bear the cross to the banks of the St. Mary and the confines of Lake Superior, and look wistfully towards the homes of the Sioux in the valley of the Mississippi, five years before the New England Eliot had addressed the tribe of Indians that dwelt within six miles of Boston harbor.
The chieftains of the Chippewas invited the
Chap. XX.} Jesuits to dwell among them, and hopes were inspired of a permanent mission.
A council was held.
We will embrace you, said they, as brothers; we will derive profit from your words.
After finishing this excursion, Raymbault designed to rejoin the Algonquins of Nipissing, but the climate forbade; and late in the season, he returned to the harbor of t
Index to the history of colonization.
Abenakis of Maine solicit missions, III. 135.
War with, 211.
Aborigines, their conversation with Eliot, II. 95.
Their language, III. 236.
Political institutions, 274.
Natural endowments, 299.
Acadia settled, I. 27.
Fortunes of, 445; II. 70; II. 186, 234.
Accomacs, III. 239.
Aguesseau, III. 357.
Aix la Chapelle, congress of, III. 466.
Alabama entered by Soto, I. 48.
By the French, II. 200, 348, 352, 365.
Albany founded, II. 273.
Alexander's, Sir William, patent, I. 332.
Algonquins war with the Dutch, II. 288.
Visited by Jesuits, III. 128.
Allouez, Father, III. 149.
Amidas, his voyage, I. 92.
Anabaptism in Massachusetts, I. 449.
Anabaptists popular reformers, II. 460.
Andros, Edmund, II. 405.
Lands at Boston, 427.
In Virginia, III. 25.
Annapolis, Maryland, III. 31.
Eaton, Theophilus, governor of New Haven, I. 403.
Edwards, Jonathan, III. 399.
Elizabeth, Queen, I. 282.
Eliot, John, II. 94.
Endicott, John, I. 341; I. 82.
England, its maritime discoveries, I. 7, 75, 76, 80. First attempt to plant a colony, 84.
Favors colonization, 118.
Early slave trade, 173.
Claims Maine and Acadia, 148.
Restrictive commercial policy of, 194.
The reformation in, 274.
Jealous of New England, 405.
Its democratic revolution, II. 1. Long parliament, 4.
Civil war, 8.
Presbyterians and Independents, 9.
Navigation acts, 42.
Royal commissioners for New England, 77.
Its history from 1660 to 1688, 434.
Clarendon's ministry, 435.
The cabal, 435.
Tendency to despotism, 440.
Tories and whigs, 443.
Its aristocratic revolution, 445; III. 3, 9.
War with France, 175. Queen Anne's war, 208.
Resolves on colonial con-quests, 219.
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