Winona (We-no-nah) and Its Environs on the Mississippi in Ancient and Modern Days

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Jones & Kroeger, printers and publishers, 1897 - 694 pages
Includes a list of the names of steamboats that have navigated the upper Mississippi above St. Louis from 1823 to the close of navigation in 1896; and the dates of opening and closing of navigation from 1856, when such a record was begun, to 1896.
 

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Page 685 - And the lovely Laughing Water Seemed more lovely, as she stood there, Neither willing nor reluctant. As she went to Hiawatha, Softly took the seat beside him, While she said, and blushed to say it, 'I will follow you, my husband!
Page 685 - Sat down by his sunny doorway, Murmuring to himself, and saying: "Thus it is our daughters leave us, Those we love, and those who love us! Just when they have learned to help us, When we are old and lean upon them, Comes a youth with flaunting feathers, With his flute of reeds, a stranger Wanders piping through the village, Beckons to the fairest maiden, And she follows where he leads her, Leaving all things for the stranger!
Page 139 - Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind: His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way...
Page 639 - The honor of having first explored the sources of the Mississippi and introduced a knowledge of them in physical geography, belongs to Mr. Schoolcraft and Lieutenant Allen. I come only after these...
Page 638 - The waters supplied by the north flank of these heights of land — still on the south side of Lake Itasca — give origin to the five creeks of which I have spoken above. These are the waters which I consider to be the utmost sources of the Mississippi. Those that flow from the southern side of the same heights, and empty themselves into Elbow lake, are the utmost sources of the Red river of the North ; so that the most remote feeders of Hudson bay and the Gulf of Mexico are closely approximated...
Page 157 - The young hero of the farce places himself in this hole, to be hunted by the rest of the young men. all of whom on this occasion are dressed in their best attire and painted in their neatest style. The hunters approach the hole in the direction of one of the ditches, and discharge their guns, which were previously loaded for the purpose with blank cartridges, at the one who acts the part of the bear; whereupon he leaps from his den, having a hoop in each hand, and a wooden lance, the hoops serving...
Page 692 - America, pursuant to the directions of the act of Congress of the United States of America, entitled " An act to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject...
Page 60 - The French under the government of M. Frontenac, drove the Renards or Ottaquamies from the Ouisconsing, and pursued them up the Mississippi; and, as a barrier, built a stockade on Lake Pepin on the west shore just below Point du Sable, and, as was generally the case with that nation, blended the military and mercantile professions by making their fort a factory for the Sioux.
Page 162 - Being a favorite with her brothers, they expressed a wish that her consent to this union should be obtained by persuasive means,' rather than that she should be compelled to it against her inclination. With a view to remove some of her objections, they took means to provide for her future maintenance, and presented to the warrior all that in their simple mode of living an Indian might covet. About that time a party was formed to ascend from the village to Lake Pepin, in order to lay in a store of...
Page 621 - There is no more gallant deed recorded in history. I ordered these men in there because I saw I must gain five minutes' time. Reinforcements were coming on the run, but I knew that before they could reach the threatened point the Confederates, unless checked, would seize the position. I would have ordered that regiment in if I had known that every man would be killed. It had to be done, and I was glad to find such a gallant body of men at hand willing to make the terrible sacrifice that the occasion...

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