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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 811 pages of information about Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers.

CHAPTER XLVI.

An Indian woman builds a church—­Conchology—­South Carolina prepares to resist the revenue laws—­Moral affairs—­Geography—­Botany—­Chippewas and Sioux—­A native evangelist in John Sunday—­His letter in English; its philological value—­The plural pronoun we—­An Indian battle—­Political affairs—­South Carolina affairs—­Tariff compromise of Mr. Clay—­Algic Society; it employs native evangelists—­Plan of visiting Europe—­President’s tour—­History of Detroit—­Fresh-water shells—­Lake tides—­Prairie—­Country—­Reminiscence.

CHAPTER XLVII.

Earliest point of French occupancy in the area of the Upper Lakes—­Removal of my residence from the Sault St. Marie to the island of Michilimackinack—­Trip to New York—­Its objects—­American Philosophical Society—­Michilimackinack; its etymology—­The rage for investment in western lands begins—­Traditions of Saganosh—­Of Porlier—­Of Perrault—­Of Captain Thorn—­Of the chief, Old Wing—­Of Mudjekewis, of Thunder Bay—­Character of Indian tradition respecting the massacre at old Fort Mackinack in 1763.

CHAPTER XLVIII.

Anniversary of the Algic Society—­Traditions of Chusco and Mukudapenais respecting Gen. Wayne’s treaty—­Saliferous column in American geology—­Fact in lake commerce—­Traditions of Mrs. Dousman and Mr. Abbott respecting the first occupation of the Island of Michilimackinack—­Question of the substantive verb in the Chippewa language—­Meteoric phenomena during the month of December—­Historical fact—­Minor incidents.

CHAPTER XLIX.

Population of Michilimackinack—­Notices of the weather—­Indian name of the Wolverine—­Harbor closed—­Intensity of temperature which can be borne—­Domestic incidents—­State of the weather—­Fort Mackinack unsuccessfully attacked in 1814—­Ossiganoc—­Death of an Indian woman—­Death of my sister—­Harbor open—­Indian name of the Sabbath day—­Horticultural amusement—­Tradition of the old church door—­Turpid conduct of Thomas Shepard, and his fate—­Wind, tempests, sleet, snow—­A vessel beached in the harbor—­Attempt of the American Fur Company to force ardent spirits into the country, against the authority of the agent.

CHAPTER L.

Visit to Isle Bond—­Site of an ancient Indian village—­Ossarie—­Indian prophet—­Traditions of Chusco and Yon respecting the ancient village and bone deposit—­Indian speech—­Tradition of Mrs. La Fromboise respecting Chicago—­Etymology of the name—­Origin of the Bonga family among the Chippewas—­Traditions of Viancour—­Of Nolan—­Of the chief Aishquagonaibe, and of Sagitondowa—­Evidences of antique cultivation on the Island of Mackinack—­View of affairs at Washington—­The Senate an area of intellectual excitement—­A road directed to be cut through the wilderness from Saginaw—­Traditions of Ossaganac and of Little Bear Skin respecting the Lake Tribes.

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