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began to fortify the outlet of Lake Ontario, La Salle, repairing to France, and aided by 1675. Froith such address Chap. XX.} as the pupils of La Salle. Fortune was within his grasp. But Joliet, s, or were injured by his special privileges, La Salle, first of mariners, sailed over Lake Erie anders to its mouth. The spirit and prudence of La Salle, who was the life of the enterprise, won the ada, related at the time. When, therefore, La Salle returned to Illinois, with large supplies of e voyage begins anew amidst variances between La Salle and the naval commander. In every instance othe careless pilot. Others gazed listlessly; La Salle, calming the terrible energy of his grief at ce but in the constancy and elastic genius of La Salle. Ascending the small stream at the west oft productiveness of 1685. Dec. the country. La Salle proposed to seek the Mississippi in canoes; a skulked in the prairie grass; of the latter, La Salle asked, Where is my nephew? At the moment of [28 more...]
ment of the Ottawas, their inseparable companions. The military occupation of Illinois seems to have continued, without interruption, from the time when 1681 La Salle returned from Fort Frontenac. Joutel found a garrison at Fort St. Louis in 1687; in 1689, La Hontan bears testimony that it still continued; in 1696, a public df the men being disband- Chap. XXI.} ed Canadian soldiers,—embarked for the Mississippi, which, as yet, had never been entered from the sea. 1698. Happier than La Salle, the leader of the enterprise won confidence and affection every where: the governor of St. Domingo gave him a welcome, and bore Dec. a willing testimony to hisRiver Iherville, worshipping, it was said, an opossum for their manitou, and preserving in their temple an undying fire. There they found a letter from Tonti to La Salle, written in 1684, and safely preserved by the wondering natives. The Oumas also were visited; and the party probably saw the great bend at the mouth of the Red
nd perhaps even with some increase of numbers. The country bounded on the Ohio at the north, on the Mississippi at the west, on the east by a line drawn from the bend in the Cumberland River to the Muscle Shoals of the Tennessee, and extending at the south into the territory of the state of Mississippi, was the land of the cheerful, brave Chickasas, the faithful, the invincible allies of the English. Marquette found them already in possession of guns, obtained probably through Virginia; La Salle built Fort Prudhomme on one of their bluffs; but their chosen abodes were on the upland country, which gives birth to the Yazoo Bossu i. 309 and the Tombecbee, the finest and most fruitful on the continent,—where the grass is verdant in midwinter; Chap XXII.} the blue-bird and the robin are heard in February; the springs of pure water gurgle up through the white sands, to flow through natural bowers of evergreen holly; and, if the earth be but carelessly gashed to receive the kernel of m
e date of its foundation with precision. The hero, whose name it bears, came to his end in 1736. This route may have been adopted at a very early period, after La Salle's return from Illinois; it was certainly in use early in the last century. Tradition preserves the memory of a release, in 1742, of lands, which, being ceded foof the bank with the hazards of a commercial company was an omen of the fate of the system, public credit seemed restored as if by a miracle. The ill success of La Salle, of Iberville, and Crozat, the fruitlessness of the long search for the mines of St. Barbe, were notorious; yet tales were revived of the wealth of Louisiana; itt nation itself; red men protected the English settlements on the west. Such was Louisiana more than a half century after the first attempt at colonization by La Salle. Its population may have been five thousand whites and half that number of blacks. Louis XIV. had fostered it with pride and liberal expenditures; an opulent