History of the early missions in western Canada

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byWilliam Richard Harris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII. VOYAGE OF DOLLIER DE CASSON AND GALINEK. On the Shores of the Nipissing--The Illinois Slave--Preparing for the Voyage--La Salle--The Expedition Sails--With the Senecas--Their Reception--Father Fremin--Perils of their Stay--Sickness of Dollier--At the Mouth of the Niagara--Coasting the Southern Shore--On Burlington Beach--Joliet--La Salle Returns--At the Mouth of the Grand River--The Long Winter--The Inscription--First Ascent of the Detroit River--On Lake Huron--At Sault Ste. Marie-Dablon and Marquette--Homeward Bound-Safe in Montreal. "In the winter of 1668, Fathers Dollier de Casson and Michel Barthelmy joined the Fathers already at Quinte". Missions were now opened at Ganeraske near the present town of Port Hope, at Gandaseteiagon, a little west of Toronto, at the mouth of the Humber, and in a few other scattered villages. De Casson, after a short stay at Quinte", left for Lake Nipissing, and passed the winter with a roving horde of Ottawas, who had come together after their dispersion by the Iroquois, and settled for a time on the shores of the lake. During his stay with this tribe, he shared the wigwam of Nitarikyk, in whose service was a young slave captured by the Iroquois during their war with the Illinois. This young man was sent down to Montreal by his master for ammunition, and while there on the advice of de Casson, he visited Father de Queylus, the Superior of the Sulpicians, and from the graphic description the Indian gave him of his own country, the populous tribes that dwelt there, their kindly dispositions, and generous qualities, de Queylus resolved to make an effort to open a mission among them. He now sent for de Casson, who, with Galinee, generously volunteered to enter upon the great undertaking. They next consulted Bis...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII. VOYAGE OF DOLLIER DE CASSON AND GALINEK. On the Shores of the Nipissing--The Illinois Slave--Preparing for the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217225926

ISBN - 13:9780217225922

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