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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry joutel-henry (search)
Joutel, Henry. 1713- Explorer; born in Rouen, France, in the seventeenth century; took part in La Salle's expedition; built Fort St. Louis, and was made its commander; escaped assassination at the time La Salle was killed; and later returned to France by way of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. He wrote a History of the La Salle expedition, which was published in Paris in 1713.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lacrosse. (search)
Lacrosse. There is no doubt that this game is of Indian origin. It was first seen by Europeans when the French explored the territory along the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, in the seventeenth century. Among the Algonquian Indians the game was not merely a recreation, but a training school for young warriors, and they played it on the grassy meadows in the summer time and on the ice in winter. They used a ball of stuffed skin, and a bat like a hickory stick with a net of reindeer hide attached to the curved part of it. The best-known Indian name of the game was baggataway. Its present name was given to it by the French settlers of Canada, because of the similarity of the stick used in the game, in shape, to a bishop's crosier. Lacrosse was adopted as a game by the white residents of Canada about 1830, but it did not gain much popularity till about 1860, when the Montreal Lacrosse Club was organized. The game was first played in England in 1867, when a gentleman
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Merchant marine. (search)
cago, 5 vessels, 24,504 tons; Detroit, 4 steamships, 15,693 tons. During the decade 1890-1900 the steel steam-vessels built in the United States aggregated 465, of 742,830 gross tons, of which 198, of 450,089 gross tons, were built on the Great Lakes. For comparison it may be noted that the British board of trade reports that 727 steel steam-vessels, of 1,423,344 gross tons, were built in the United Kingdom during 1899. During the ten years 69 steel steam-vessels, of 194,080 gross tons, were built at Cleveland, and 110, of 138,593 gross tons, at Philadelphia. The total tonnage built and documented on the Great Lakes during the year—125 vessels, of 130,611 gross tons—was the largest in the history of that region. The total for the Middle Atlantic and Gulf coasts—605 vessels, of 135,473 tons—exceeded any record since 1872. The total for the New England coast-199 vessels, of 72,179 gross tons—had not been equalled since 1891, while the product of the Pacific coast—300 v
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Naval militia, (search)
Naval militia, An adjunct to the United States navy, first organized in New York in 1895. By July, 1897, the militia had been organized in fifteen States bordering on the coast and Great Lakes. The duty of the naval militia in time of war is to man the coast and harbor defence vessels, leaving the regular force for offensive work. The naval militia will also operate in boat squadrons with torpedoes against any hostile fleet in our waters. In 1900 the naval militia was organized in nineteen States and in the District of Columbia, as follows: California, Capt. N. T. James; Connecticut, Corn. Fred L. Averill; District of Columbia, Com. Robert P. Hains; Florida, Com. W. Fitzgerald; Georgia, Com. F. D. Aiken; Illinois, Capt. Albert A. Michelson; Louisiana, Com. J. W. Bostick; Maryland, Com. I. E. Emerson; Maine, Lieut. H. M. Bigelow; Massachusetts, Capt. W. E. McKay; Michigan, Com. G. Wilkes; New Jersey, Battalion of the East, Com. W. Irving; Battalion of the West, Com. J. B. Pot
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ottawa Indians, (search)
olution and subsequent hostilities they were opposed to the Americans, but finally made a treaty of peace at Greenville, in 1795, when one band settled on the Miami River. In conjunction with other tribes, they ceded their lands around Lake Michigan to the United States in 1833 in exchange for lands in Missouri, where they flourished for a time. After suffering much trouble, this emigrant band obtained a reservation in the Indian Territory, to which the remnant of this portion of the family emigrated in 1870. The upper Michigan Ottawas remain in the North, in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. There are some in Canada, mingled with other Indians. Roman Catholic and Protestant missions have been established among them. Their own simple religion embraces a belief in a good and evil spirit. In 1899 there were 162 Ottawas at the Quapaw agency, Indian Territory, and a larger number at the Mackinac agency, Michigan, where 6,000 Ottawas and Chippewas were living on the same reservation.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1893 (search)
unt of individual excellence would avail against the paralysis which would follow inability to work as a coherent whole, under skilful and daring leadership. The Congress should provide means whereby it will be possible to have field exercise by at least a division of regulars, and, if possible, also a division of national guardsmen, once a year. These exercises might take the form of field manoeuvres; or, if on the Gulf coast or the Pacific or Atlantic seaboard, or in the region of the Great Lakes, the army corps when assembled could be marched from some inland point to some point on the water, there embarked, disembarked after a couple of days' journey at some other point, and again marched inland. Only by actual handling and providing for men in masses while they are marching, camping, embarking and disembarking will it be possible to train the higher officers to perform their duties well and smoothly. A great debt is owing from the public to the men of the army and navy. T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ship-building. (search)
which has specially distinguished the New England States. See navigation acts; naval ships; Great Lakes and the Navy. Ship-building on the Lakes. Henry Sherman Boutell, who has been a member convention in its relation to the subject of the building and maintenance of war-ships on the Great Lakes. Mr. Boutell was born in Boston, Mass., March 4, 1856; graduated at Harvard in 1876; admittedo Mr. Adams instructing him to propose to the British authorities a mutual disarmament on the Great Lakes. Mr. Adams promptly took up the subject with Lord Castlereagh, the British secretary of foreift may still be seen proudly but slowly bearing the American flag over the calm waters of the Great Lakes as she goes about her hydrographic task of surveying the scenes of her former triumphs. We865, the Rush-Bagot convention still exerts its neutralizing influence upon the waters of the Great Lakes, to the manifest satisfaction of the diplomatists of both countries, and with equally manifes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
ssel from New York to Philadelphia1808 First steamboat on the St. Lawrence River, the Accommodation, runs from Montreal to Quebec1809 First steamboat on the western rivers, a stern-wheeler, is built by Fulton at Pittsburg1811 Comet, first passenger steamboat built in Europe, by Henry Bell, runs on the Clyde 7 1/2 miles per hour. Jan. 18,1812 Steam ferry between New York and Jersey City1812 First steam-vessel on the Thames, brought by Mr. Dodd from Glasgow1815 First steamboat on the Great Lakes, the Ontario, built at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.1816 Walk-in-the-Water, a steamboat for Lake Erie, launched at Black Rock (now part of Buffalo, N. Y.)May 28, 1818 Savannah, Capt. Stevens Rogers, a steamboat of 350 tons, built in New York City, crosses the Atlantic from Savannah to Liverpool in twenty-six days, during eighteen of which she uses her paddles Off Cape Clear she is mistaken for a ship on fire, and pursued by the British cutter Kite. She sails from Savannah, Ga.May 24, 1819 F
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sullivan, John 1740-1795 (search)
overturned and their graves trampled on by strangers; and a beautiful, well-watered country, teeming with a prosperous people and just rising from a wild state by the aid of cultivation, was cast back a century in the course of a few weeks. This dreadful scourging awed the Indians for the moment, but it did not crush them. In the reaction they had greater strength, and by it the fires of deeper hatred of the white people were kindled far and wide among the tribes upon the borders of the Great Lakes and in the valley of the Ohio. After this campaign Sullivan resigned his commission on account of his shattered health, and received the thanks of Congress. He took a seat in Congress late in 1780, and aided in suppressing the mutiny in the Pennsylvania line. From 1782 to 1786 he was attorney-general of New Hampshire, and from 1786 to 1789 was president of that commonwealth. He was active in other public employments, and saved the State from great confusion by his prudence and intrepi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tecumseh, 1768- (search)
round-house. It was packed with eager listeners. Tecumseh made a fiery and vengeful speech, exhorting the Creeks to abandon the customs of the pale faces and return to those of their fathers; to cast away the plough and loom and cease the cultivation of the soil, for it was an unworthy pursuit for noble hunters and warriors. He warned them that the Americans were seeking to exterminate them and possess their country; and told them that their friends, the British, had sent him from the Great Lakes to invite them to the war-path. The wily Prophet, who had been told by the British when a comet would appear, told the excited multitude that they would see the arm of Tecumseh, like pale fire, stretched out in the vault of heaven at a certain time, and thus they would know by that sign when to begin the war. The people looked upon him with awe, for the fame of Tecumseh and the Prophet had preceded them. Tecumseh continued his mission with success, but found opponents here and there.
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