The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 97 of 268
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enjoined him to cut stakes, to make a palisade
about our dwellings, and the Sieur
Chedeville having told me they had buried
several things they could not bring away, I
sent the Sieur Barbier with two canoes and
fifteen men to the place, where they found
some pedreroes, rigging and sails. The
natives, having discovered the concealment,
had taken away some pieces of linen and
iron tools, which they very much covet.
The Sieur Barbier, after his return, cone
tinuing his exercise of hunting, happened
to meet with a parcel of the natives, some of
whom had firelocks, which they had takeO
from our men, and with which they made
some shots at him, but very weak; and he
firing three or four shot at them, they re
tired. He was then in a canoe on the river,
and designed to have gone upwards; but
that recontre having obliged him to take an'
other way, and the savages perceiving it,
eight of them swam over the river, haste'r
ing to get before the canoe, hid themselves
among the weeds, near the way he was tO
pass, and when he was near enough let flY
their arrows, which wounded several meO#
One shot the Sieur Barbier made put thet~
all to flight again; he held on his way aDd
returned to our habitation.
Some days after we perceived a herd of
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