Image from page 59 of “The Chicago massacre of 1812 : with illustrations and historical documents” (1893)
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Title: The Chicago massacre of 1812 : with illustrations and historical documents
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894
Subjects: Fort Dearborn Massacre, Chicago, Ill., 1812 Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Chicago : Dibble Pub. Co.
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year when Colonel de Peyster luckily makes anote of his existence; all about him must have been awaste place so far as human occupation is concerned.Bands of roaming Indians from time to time appearedand disappeared. French trappers and voyageurs doubt-less made his house their halting-place. Fur-traderscanoes, manned by French voyageurs, engages and** coureurs des bois, paddling the great lakes and uncon-sciously laying the foundation of the Astor fortunes,
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From CvclopKfHa of Iliited Stntes History.—Copyriglil,18Sl,by Harper k Hrotlicrs. GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE. r T TiiK DAKK in:i; callcil, from lime to time, to buy the stores of iK-ltrywhich lie li;i(l collected, and leave him the whisky ofwhicli lie was so fond, hr.t the rest of his time was spentin patriarchal isolation and the society of his Indianwives and their half-breed offspring;. vSo far as we know,scarcely a civilized habitation stood nearer than CareenHay on the north, tlu- Xermilion branch of the Wabashon the sonth and the Mississippi on the west; a tract ofnearly fifty thonsand square miles. Pointe de Saibles occupation ended about with thecentury, when he sold the cabin to one Le Mai. Beforethis time, however, other seltlements had been begunnearer than those above mentioned ; and even in thevery neighborhood there were a few neighbors. OneGuarie had .settled on the west side of the North Branch;and Gurdon Hubbard (whocame here in iSiSj says thattha
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