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1874, céliril 28,
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Entere) according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by James R. Albacu, in the
Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Ohio.
An attempt has been made in this volume to present the outlines of Western History in a form easy of reference, and drawn from the best authorities: those authorities are in almost every case referred to, and a list of the works consulted may be found on pages xviii, xix, and xx. Whenever it could be done, with a proper regard to conciseness, the words of eye-witnesses have been used in the accounts given of important events.
The limits of this volume have made it necessary to state most matters with great brevity, and, with the exception of the Indian wars in 1790–95, no subject has received a full developement; upon that portion of our history the Compiler dwelt longer than upon any other, because the conduct of the administration of Washington toward the Aborigines is believed to be among the most honorable passages of American Annals. The events of the last war, and those which have occurred since, are given in a few words comparatively,—as many volumes are in circulation which state their details.
A Chronological Table, an Index which it is believed will be found sufficiently full, and three Maps, illustrating the early settlements, are added to the Annals, making in all a volume of 612 pages,- one hundred more than the Publisher promised in his Prospectus.
Notwithstanding great care has been taken in preparing this work, many mistakes have been made, a list of those noticed is on page 592; and it is not supposed that it is free from other important errors and omissions: if any one will point out these, or any of them to the Compiler by letter or otherwise, it will be regarded as a favor, as his wish is to make any future editions, if called for, as full and exact as possible.
Hoping that this volume may prove of some service to the Student of Western History, and of some interest to the inhabitants of the Great Valley, it is
NATIVES OF THE WEST.
Ponce de Leon discovers Florida. 1516.
Diego Miruelo visits Florida. 1626.
Pamphilo de Narvaez goes to Florida. 1538
De Soto asks leave to conquer Florida. 1539. May, De Soto reaches Tampa bay.
November, De Soto reaches Appalachee bay. 1540.
De Soto in Georgia. October, De Soto reaches Mavilla on the Alabama. 1541. May,
De Soto reaches Mississippi.
De Soto crosses it and goes to Washita. 1542.
De Soto descends Washita to Mississippi.
De Soto dies.
De Soto's followers reach Mexico by water. 1544.
De Biedma presents his account of De Soto's expedition to King of Spain. 1616.
Le Caron explores Upper Canada. 1630.
Charles 1st grants Carolana to Sir Robert Heath. 1634.
First mission founded near Lake Huron. 1641.
French at Falls of St. Mary, Lake Superior. 1660.
First missionary station on Lake Superior. 1664.
Colonel Wood's alledged travels previous to this year. 1665.
Allouez founds first permanent station on Lake Superior. 1668.
Mission at St. Mary's Falls founded. 1670.
Perrot explores Lake Michigan.
Alledged travels of Captain Bolt. 1671.
French take formal possession of the northwest.
Marquette founds St. Ignatius on Strait of Mackinac. 1673. May 13,
Marquette and his companions leave Mackinac to seek the Mississippi. June 10,
Marquette and his companions cross from Fox river to Wisconsin. June 17,
Marquette and his companions reach Mississippi.
Marquette and his companions meet Illinois Indians.
September, Marquette and his companions reach Green Bay. 1675. May 18,
La Salle goes to France to see the King. 1676.
La Salle rebuilds Fort Frontenac. 1677.
La Salle visits France a second time. 1678. July 14,
La Salle and Tonti sail for Canada. Sept. 15, La Salle and Tonti arrive at Quebec. Nov. 18,
La Salle and Tonti cross Lake Ontario.
Persons from New England said to have explored the southwest. 1679. January,
La Salle loses his stores.
1679. Sept. 18,
The Griffin sent back to Niagara.
Dec. 3, La Salle crosses to Kankakee.
Fort Creveceur built.
November, Hennepin returns to Canada.
August, La Salle a third time goes to the Illinois.
Nov. 3, La Salle at St. Joseph's again.
Feb. 6, La Salle on banks of the Mississippi.
September, La Salle returns to St. Joseph's of Michigan.
Sept. 20, La Salle reaches St. Domingo.
Iroquois place themselves under England.
La Salle in Gulf of Mexico.
La Salle reaches Matagorda Bay.
La Salle building in Texas : unfortunate.
Dec. La Salle goes to look for Mississippi.
April, La Salle goes again to seek the Mississippi.
La Salle returns unsuccessful.
March 15, La Salle sends men to look for stores.
Sept. 14, The seven reach Fort St. Louis on Illinois river.
La Hontan's travels to the “ Long river.”
Before this time Gravier, the founder of Kaskaskia, was among the
Peoria founded, date unknown.
Dr. Coxe sends two vessels to the Mississippi.
D'Iberville enters Mississippi.
D'Iberville returns to France.
D'Iberville goes up the Mississippi.
D'Iberville sends Le Sueur for copper.
De la Motte Cadillac founds Detroit.
Iroquois again place themselves under England.
First grants of land at Detroit.
D'Artaguette in Louisiana.