Pathfinders of the West eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 313 pages of information about Pathfinders of the West.

Amsterdam, Radisson’s early visit to, 42.

Arctic Ocean, Hearne’s overland trip to, 257-265; arrival at, 265-266;
Mackenzie’s trip of exploration to, 281-286.

Arms, supplied to Mohawks by Dutch, 9 n.; desire for, cause of Sioux’ friendliness to Radisson, 120, 122.

Assiniboine Indians, origin of name, 10 n., 85; Radisson learns of, from prairie tribes, 85; defence of the younger Groseillers by, 184; De la Verendrye meets the, 218-221; accompany De la Verendrye to the Mandans, 223-227; Saint-Pierre’s encounter with, 237.

Assiniboine River, 218, 219, 221-222.

Athabasca country, Hearne explores the, 268-269.

Athabasca Lake; Hearne’s arrival at, 268-269.

Athabasca River, 277.

Athabascan tribes, Matonabbee and the, 249.

Aulneau, Father, 210, 211; killed by Indians, 214.


Baptism of Indian children by Radisson and Groseillers, 92.

Barren lands, region of “Little Sticks,” 253-254, 259-260.

Bath of purification, Indian, 14, 268.

Bay of the North. See Hudson Bay.

Bayly, Charles, governor of Hudson’s Bay Company, 140; in Canada, 140-142; encounter with the Jesuit Albanel, 141-142, 147; accusations against Radisson and Groseillers, 147-148.

Bear, Lewis’s experience with a, 318.

Beauharnois, Charles de, governor of New France, 201, 203, 235.

Beaux Hommes, Crow Indians, 232.

Beckworth, prisoner among Missouri Indians, 33.

Belmont, Abbe, cited, 5 n., 98 n.

Bering, Vitus, 195.

Bigot, intendant of New France, 236.

Bird, prisoner of the Blackfeet, 33.

Bird’s egg moon, the (June), 279.

Blackbird, Omaha chief, grave of, 311.

Bochart, governor of Three Rivers. See Duplessis-Kerbodot.

Boesme, Louis, 70.

Boissons, drinking matches, 280.

Boston, Radisson and Groseillers in, 136.

Bourassa, voyageur, 213.

Bourdon, Jean, explorations by, 102, 134 n.

Bow Indians, the, 232-233.

Bridgar, John, governor of Hudson’s Bay Company, 166, 169, 171, 173, 174, 175, 180.

Brower, J. V., cited, 88 n.

Bryce, Dr. George, 6 n., 88 n., 187 n.

Buffalo-hunts, Sioux, 92 n., 124.

Button, Sir Thomas, explorations of, 134 n.


Cadieux, exploit and death of, 197-198.

Cameahwait, Snake Indian chief, 324-326.

Cannibalism among Indians, 24, 77.

Cannibals of the Barren Lands, 255.

Cape Breton, discovery and fortification of, 350.

Caribou, Radisson’s remarks on, 127.

Caribou herds in Barren Lands, 255; Indian method of hunting, 259.

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