The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 49 of 330
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presents to his village, so that, if they had
taken Proudhomme, they might send hit
back,but we found him on the tenth [ninth]
day, and as the Chikasas did not return, we
continued our route as far as the village
of Cappa, fifty leagues off. We arrived
there in foggy weather, and as we heard
the sound of the tambour, we crossed over
to the other side of the river, where, in less
than half an hour, we made a fort. The
savages having been informed that we were
coming down the river, came in their canoes
to look for us. We made them land, and
sent two Frenchmen as hostages to their
village; the chief visited us with the calumet,
and we went to the savages. They
regaled us with the best they had, and after
having danced the calumet to M. de la Salle,
they conducted us to their village of Toyengan,
eight leagues from Cappa. They
received us there in the same manner, and
from thence they went with us to Toriman,
two leagues further on, where we met with
the same reception. It must be here remarked
that these villages, the first of
which is Osotonoy, are six leagues to the
right descending the river, and are commonly
called Akancas (Arkansas). The
first three villages are situated on the great
river (Mississippi). M. de la Salle erected
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Cox, Isaac Joslin. The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6104/m1/49/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.