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men with him, the work now under notice. a reference to the difficulty of making a road across Narrative of an Expedition to the Source The district of country which it was in. / high and steep ridges, which perhaps had not been of St Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake tended that the Expedition should investi- and the most accessible points ; and, as we think.

sufficiently explored, to ascertain the lowest levels of the Woods, &c. &c. Performed in the gate, is of a triangular form, including to the injudicious manner in which the original year 1823, by order of the Hon, J. C. about three hundred miles of longitude

and contracts were given out. We were credibly inCalhoun, Secretary of War, under the seven hundred of latitude, and lies between formed, that in most cases the original undertakers command of Stephen H. Long, Major U. the Missouri, the Mississippi, and the north- tracts to a second set

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did nothing themselves, but portion out their conS. T. E. Compiled from the Notes ofern boundary of the United States. The cases it happened that the third or fourth set alone Major Long, Messrs Say, Keating, and following extract will show the instructions performed the work, the other contractors sweeping Colhoun, by William H, Keating, A.M. which Major Long received from the gov- away immense sums without any labour.* Had &c. Professor of Mineralogy and Chemisernment.

the divided lots, try as applied to the Arts, in the Universi

these only given to such as were really qualified to ty of Pennsylvania ; Geologist and Histo- | 1823, by the executive, that an expedition be im- siderable saving would have been obtained. The

Accordingly, it was determined in the spring of execute the work, no doubt can exist that a conriographer to the Expedition. Philadel- mediately fitted out for exploring the river St Peter's letting it out into large sections had the disadvanphia. 1824. 2 vols. 8vo.

and the country situated on the northern boundary tage of making it an object of speculation, and of There are many, both of the representa of the United States between the Red River of alarming many who would otherwise have offered Hudson's Bay and Lake Superior.'

themselves as contractors. tives and the represented in Congress, who The command of the expedition was intrusted to think that a little of our national money Major S. H. Long, and he received orders from the

At Fort Wayne the Expedition arrived would be as economically laid out in pur- War Department, dated April 25, 1823, of which on the 20th of May, and remained at this chasing useful information respecting our the following is an extract:

post three days. This village is maintainown country, as in paying members of the

* The route of the expedition

will be as follows: ed by the fur irade, and will probably flour

commencing legislature for making long speeches to get Wheeling in Virginia, thence to Chicago via Port ish, or rather continue to exist, as long as themselves reelected, -to say nothing of Wayne, thence to Fort Armstrong or Dubuque's Indians remain in the vicinity. It is one many more unreasonable ways and means by Lead Mines, thence up the Mississippi to Fort St of many similar trading establishments in which our happy land is preserved from the Anthony, thence to the source of the St Peter's our porthern and northwestern territory, " embarras des richesses." But it happens river, thence to the point of intersection between and, judging from Mr Keating's account,

-degree of not to be the fashion to think so generally ; tude, thence along the northern boundary of the may be fairly taken as a sample

. -and therefore our authors must continue United States to Lake Superior, and thence home- To a person visiting the Indian country for the for a season to quote European books as the ward by the Lakes.

first time, this place offered many characteristic and best authorities respecting America, and The object of the expedition is to make a gen- singular features. The town or village is small; our members of Congress must again and eral survey of the country on the route pointed out, it has grown under the shelter of the fort

, and con again defer the discussion of the expedien- together with a topographical description of the tains a mixed and apparently very worthless popu.

same, to ascertain the latitude and longitude of all lation. The inbabitants are chiefly of Canada oricy of taking possession of our Oregon, be the remarkable points, to examine and describe its gin, all more or less imbued with Indian blood. Not cause most credible Englishmen or Span- productions, animal, vegetable, and mineral; and being previously aware of the diversity in the chariards state conflicting or incredible facts, to inquire into the character, customs, &c. of the acter of the inhabitants

, the sudden change from an touching this debateable land and water; Indian tribes inhabiting the same.'

American to a French population, has a surprising, and the collected wisdom of the nation can From Philadelphia to Fort Wayne, the and, to say the least, an unpleasant effect; for devise no better way of learning something Expedition passed through a country, almost the first twenty-four hours,

the traveller fancies more about this immense river, than to sit the whole of which is well

known ; and al- bimself in a real Babel: The confusion of lan

guages, owing to the diversity of Indian tribes still, until some Leather-stocking or other though all of Mr Keating's work is inter- which generally collect near a fort, is not removed comes home from his beaver-hunt, and con- esting, our limits will not permit us to stop by an intercourse with their half-savage interpredescends to enlighten their ignorance. The long with him at his different stages. We ters. The business of a town of this kind differs so fact that the few expeditions which our would remark, in passing, that his observa- materially from that carried on in our cities, that it

is almost impossible to fancy ourselves still within government has sent into the interior, have tions upon the great Cumberland road tend the same territorial limits ; but the disgust which been eminently successful and useful, in- to illustrate the nature of our public econ- we entertain at the degraded condition in which the stead of making our rulers think, that omy.

white man, the descendant of the European, appears, enough is done, should, and, if they had Art has done little to add to the charms of the is perhaps the strongest sensation which we expelearned that true economy is the same natural scenery, except in the construction of a rience; it absorbs all others. To see a being in thing with wise expenditure, would teach road. The question of the propriety of opening, wbom, from his complexion and features, we should them the propriety of sending more.

at the national expense, a communication between expect to find the same feelings which swell in the

But the Ohio and Potomac, had been so much the sun bosom of every refined man, il rowing off his civilthe period for this degree of illumination ject of discussion, as to make us desirous of observ. ized habits to assume the garb of a savage, has may be yet far off ;-and in the mean time ing the mode in which it had been executed, and something which partakes of the ridiculous, as we must tell our readers something of Ma- the too favourable idea, which we are, perhaps, al- well as the disgusting. The awkward and con. jor Long's Second Expedition,

ways led to form, of what carries with it a national strained appearance of those Frenchmen who had The party consisted of Major S. H. Long of expenditure

incurred in the making of this road, and blanket, was as visible as that of the Indian

character, together with an account of the immense exchanged their usual dress for the breech-cloth the U. S. corps of Topographical Engineers, had prepared us for a magnificent work. We were

who assumes the tight-bodied coat of white men. who commanded the Expedition ; Thomas therefore somewhat disappointed at the state in The feelings which we experienced while behold. Say, zoologist and antiquary; Samuel Sey- which we found it as it is very inferior in execu- ing a little Canadian stooping down to pack up and mour, landscape painter and designer; and l'here is in the whole of the national road but little

tion to the Maryland road, which connects with it. William H. Keating, mineralogist and ge- to justify the high eulogiums which have been passed manner a fortune of one hundred and twenty abou

*One of these is said to have accumulated in this ologist. This last gentleman bas, since the upon it

. The immenso expense, atnounting to nearly sand dollars.

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weigh the hides which an Indian had brought for fact, that it was impossible for a garrison deep gloom over its brightest features. Cold and sale, while the latter stood in an erect and com- of seventy to ninety men to raise grain callous must be the heart of the voyager who can manding posture, were of a mixed and certainly enough for their own consumption, although cliffs that enclose this lake, for 'wild as the accents

contemplate unmoved and uninterested the huge not of a favourable nature. tion of the white man's

, his dress, which he had much of their time and labour was devoted of lovers' farewell are the hearts which they bear, not properly secured, was disturbed; and while en. to agricultural pursuits. The little grain and the tales which they tell.' gaged in restoring it to its proper place, he was the they could raise, was so fiercely attacked .There was a time,' our guide said, as we passed buit of the jokes and gibes of a number of squaws by the birds, that a party of soldiers was near the base of the rock, when this spot, which and Indian boys, who seemed already to be aware kept constantly engaged in shooting at you now admire for his untenanted beauties, was of the vast

the scene most melancholy crows and blackbirds! From Chicago, on tions that has ever occurred among the Indians. and the Canadian fur-dealer.

Lake Michigan, Major Long wished to go There was, in the village of Keoxa, in the tribe of The principal tribe of Indians in this re- directly to Prairie du Chien, being per. Wapasha, during the time that his father lived and gion is that of the Pottawotamies, of whom suaded that the route was practicable, al ruled over them, a young Indian female, whose our author gives rather a minute account. though no one had been known to pass She had conceived an attachment for a young hue

name was Winona, which signifies “the first bom." Perhaps no part of it is so interesting as

through it; but an old Frenchman thought ter, who reciprocated it; they had frequently met, that which relates to their notions and he could find his way across, and under his and agreed to an union in which all their hopes practices with respect to education.

direction they set forward, and reached centred; but on applying to her family. the hunter They appear to be very attentive to the proper their destination-which is on the Missis- was surprised to find himself denied; and his education to be given to children, in order to impart sippi, in latitude 43°3'-in safety, and with claims superseded

by those of a warrior of distincto them those qualities both of the mind and body; out encountering especial inconvenience. general favourite with the nation; he had acquired

tion, who had sued for her. The warrior was a which shall enable them to endure fatigue and privation, and to obtain an influence, either in the Here the Expedition was reinforced by an

a name, by the services which he had rendered to counsels of the nation, or during their military oper- escort of ten men under command of Lieut his village when attacked by the Chippewas; yet ations. When questioned on this subject, Metea Scott of the 5th Reg. U. S. Army. The notwithstanding all the ardour with which he pressed replied, that while he was yet very young, his party then divided, some going up the river his suit, and the countenance which he received

from father began to instruct him, and incessantly, day to the Falls of St Anthony, and the rest ferring the hunter. To the usual commendations

her parents and brothers, Winona persisted in preafter day, and night after nighi, taught bim the

It is difficult for of her friends in favour of the warrior, she replied, traditions, the laws, and ceremonies of his nation. pursuing the land route. • This he did,' said Metea, that I might one day us to do full justice to Mr Keating's inter that she had made choice of a man who, being a benefit my country with my counsel.' The educa- esting description of the scenery through professed hunter, would spend his life with her, and years of age; they accustom them early to the en- the following extract as a specimen of

the martial exploits. Winona's expostulations were, tion of boys generally commences at ten or twelve which he passed. Our readers may take secure to her comfort and subsistence, while the

warrior would be constantly absent, intent upon durance of cold, by making them hathe every morning in winter. They likewise encourage them to

literary character of these volumes. The however, of no avail; and her parents, having suchabituate themselves to the privation of food. In lake which is spoken of is something more ceeded in driving away her lover, began to use this manner, children are observed to acquire, more than half way from the Falls of St Antho- harshi measures in order to compel her to unite readily, the qualifications which it is desirable for ny to the head waters of the streams which with the man of their choice. To all her entreaties, an Indian to possess. Parents use no compulsory flow into Winnepeek Lake.

that she should not be forced into an union so remeans to reduce their children to obedience, but

pugnant to her feelings, but rather be allowed to they generally succeed in obtaining a powerful in

Lake Pepin, in most places, fills nearly the whole live a single life, they turned a deaf ear. Winoak fluence over them, by acting upon their

fears; they of the valley between the contiguous bluffs. In two bad at all times enjoyed a greater share in the affectell them that if they do not behave themselves as spots, however, a handsome piece of meadow land lions of her family, and she had been indulged more, they are bid, that they will irritate the Great Spirit

, the establishment of farms. The general direction a favourite with her brothers, they expressed a wish

is observed, which will offer great induce.nents for than is usual with females among Indians. Being who will deprive them of all luck as hunters, and of the lake is from west-north-west to east-south- that her consent to this union should be obtained as warriors.' This, together with the constant and never ceasing importance, which the children ob- east. The scenery along its shores contrasts strongly by persuasive means, rather than that she should serve, that their parents attribute to luck in all their with that of the river. Instead of the rapid current of be compelled to it against her inclination. With pursuits, is found to have the desired effect upon some of which present well-wooded

surfaces, while means to provide for her future maintenance, and

the Mississippi winding around numberless islands, a view io remove some of her objections, they took the minds of young persons, fired with the ambition others are mere sandbars, the lake presents a smooth presented to the warrior all that in their simple of becoming distinguished, at some future day, by and slugglish expanse of water, uncheckered by a mode of living an Indian might covet. About that their skill and success. Their fasts are marked by the ceremony of smearing their faces, hands,

&c. single island, and whose surface at the time we first time a party was formed to ascend from the village with charcoal. To effect ihis, they take a piece of observed it, towards the close of the day,

was un to Lake Pepin, in order to lay in a store of the blue wood of the length of the finger, and suspend it to rufiled; nothing limited the view but the extent of clay which is found upon its banks, and which is their necks, they char one end of it, and rub them the lake itself; the majestic bluffs, which enclose used by the Indians as a pigment. Winona and her selves

with the coal every morning, keeping it on it, extend in a more regular manner, and with a friends were of the company. It was on the very until after sunset. No person, whose face is black / When seen from the top of one of these eminences, fered their presents to the warrior. Encouraged by

more uniform elevation than those along the river. uay that they visited the lake that her brothers of ened, dares

eat or drink any thing during that time; the country is found very different from that in the these be again addressed her, but with the same il whatever may be the cravings of his appetite, he must restrict them until the evening arrives, when vicinity of the mountain island, passed on the 28th success. Vexed at what they deemed an unjustihe may wash off his black paint , and indulge, of June, for it is rather rolling than

hilly; and the table obstinacy on her part, her parents remonmoderately, in the use of food. The next morning quantity of timber upon it is comparatively small, strateri in strong language, and even used threats to he repeats the ceremony of blackening his face, and especially to the west

, where it assumes the general compel her to obedience." "Well," said Winona. continues it from day to day, until the whole of his characters of an elevated prairie land. About half “ you will drive me to despair ; I said I loved him piece of wood be consumed, which generally takes way up the lake, its eastern bank rises to a height not, I could not live with him; I wished to reinain place in the course of from ten to twelve days.

of near four hundred and fifty feet, of which the hrst a maiden; but you would not. You say you love

one hundred and fifty are formed by a perpendicu me; that you are my father, my brothers, my relaFrom Fort Wayne the Expedition de. lar bluff

, and the lower three hundred constitute a tions, yet you have driven from me the only man parted to penetrate the wilderness of about very abrupt and precipitous slope, which extends with whom I wished to be united; you have comiwo hundred miles, which separated them from the base of the bluff to the edge of the water, pelled him to withdraw from the village ; alone, he

This forms a point, projecting into the lake, and now ranges through the forest, with no one to assist from Chicago ;--and so completely was it bounded by two small basins, each of which is the him, none to spread his blanket, none to build his a wilderness, that their horses could scarce. estuary of a brook that falls into the lake at this lodge, none to wait on him; yet was he the man of ly get through the swamps, or find food place. The wildness of the scenery is such, that my choice. Is this your love? But even it appears enough to keep them alive.

even the voyager, who has gazed with delight upon that this is not enough; you would have ne do through they did, and in eight days reach the high bluffs of the Mississippi, is struck with un- more ; you would have me rejoice in his absence; ed Fort Dearborn in Chicago. This place in it what we meet wiih on no other point of the far- whom I do not love, with whom I never can be

common interest on beholding this spot. There is you wish me to unite with another man, with one is in the state of Illinois, and at the south- stretching valley of the Mississippi, a high project- happy. Since this is your love, let it be so; bus west corner of Lake Michigan. The soiling poini, a precipitous crag resting upon a steep soon you will have neither daughter, nor sister, nor and climate of this region, and the many bank

whose base is washed
by a wide expanse of relation, to torment with your false

professions of facilities it offers for cultivation have been water, the calmness of which contrasts with the affection.". As she uttered these words, she withpraised rather extravagantly, if we may ceives an additional interest from the melancholy decreed, that that very day Winona should be

savage features of the landscape ; but this spot re- drew, and her parents, heedless of her complaints, helieve, upon Mr Keating's authority, the tale which is connected with it, and which casts a united to the warrior. While all were engaged in

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