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HISTORY OF ILLINOIS
1673 TO 1873;
THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE COUNTRY; ITS
ALEXANDER DAVIDSON AND BERNARD STUVÉ.
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D. L. PHILLIPS, PUBLISHER,
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1873, by ALEXANDER DAVIDSON AND BERNARD STUVÉ,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
STEREOTYPED BY THE ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL COMPANY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
II. TOPOGRAPHY, RIVERS, SOIL AND CLIMATOLOGY.
Origin of the Prairies; Table of Temperature and Rainfall............
Algonquins and Iroquois; Illinois Confederacy; Sacs and Foxes: Kickapoos;
Mascoutins; Plankishaws; Pottowatamies; Art of Hunting; General Coun-
cils; Constitution of the Indian Family; Methods of Sepulture; Belief
in a Future State: Why the Red Race should give way to the White.... 30
V. OPERATIONS OF THE MISSIONARIES-EXTENT OF THEIR OPERATIONS
UP TO 1673-The French on the St. Lawrence; LaSalle Discovers the Ohio 53
His Indian Colony on the Illinois; Discovers the Mouth of the Mississippi and
takes possession of all the Country in the name of the King of France;
Builds Fort St. Louis on Starved Rock; His Colony in Texas......
X. 1700-1719-ILLINOIS A DEPENCY OF CANADA AND PART OF LOUISIANA.
XI. 1717-1633-ILLINOIS AND LOUISIANA UNDER THE COMPANY OF THE WEST.
John Law-His Banking Operations; The Mississippi Scheme; Founding of
New Orleans; Mining for the Precious Metals in Illinois; The Spaniards via
Santa Fe seek the Conquest of Illinois; They are met and overwhelmed by
the Missouris; Fort Chartres built; Extermination of the Natchez; Opera-
XII. 1732-1759—ILLINOIS AND LOUISIANA UNDER THE ROYAL GOVERNORS.
War with the Chickasaws; Death of Gov. D'Artaguette; Commerce of Illi-
nois; Manners and customs of the French; Common Field; Common; Inter-
course with the Indians; Avocation and Costume of the People; Mode of
Administering the Law; Operations of the Ohio Company; Fort Duquesne;
M. DeVilliers of Fort Chartres defeats the Virginians at the Great Meadows;