A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state. Page: 88 of 859
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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
Bernard) on the 26th. On Joutel's map are laid down
successively, though under French names, Skull
Creek, New Year's Creek, the Maligne, or Brazos River;
the Eure (San Jacinto), River of Canoes, so called because
in his former voyage, La Salle had to procure canoes to
cross it (the Trinity), the Neches, the Angelina and the
Sabine. The streams between the San Bernard and Red
Rivers are marked as having unknown mouths. In La
Salle's first trip he had buried some provisions near his
camp on the Neches River. These were found, but in a
condition unfit for use, and they halted for a few days to
procure a fresh supply. A party was sent out to kill
meat. Some of the party had previously manifested a
quarrelsome and insubordinate disposition. The leader
of this party was Duhaut, who had persuaded Heins, a
former buccaneer, Liotot and two others to join him in
the conspiracy. It so happened that the five conspirators
were out with the party killing and drying meat. They
had a special spite towards Moragnet, La Salle's nephew.
La Salle dispatched his nephew and two others to the
camp for dried meat. Duhaut and Moragnet quarreled
about some nice bits of meat, which the hunters claimed
as a special perquisite, and Duhaut determined upon revenge.
That night, while the most of the men were
asleep, Duhaut, Hiens and Liotot, with their axes, killed
Moragnet and his friend Saget, and La Salle's faithful
hunter, Nika, who had followed him from Canada. The
conspirators next resolved upon the death of La Salle,
and an opportunity to execute their purpose was soon
afforded. He, uneasy at the long absence of his nephew,,
with Father Ansatase, the priest, and two Indians for
guides, went to hunt the party, and after a few miles
travel he found the bloody cravat of Saget, and saw
buzzards flying in the air. He concluded the hunters
were not far distant, and fired his gun. The conspirators
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Thrall, Homer S. A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state., book, 1879; St. Louis, Mo.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5828/m1/88/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .