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country of the Scioux, and 400 from the
mouth of the Illinois river to the sea. The
banks are almost uninhabitable, on account
of the spring floods. The woods are all
those of a boggy district, the country one
of canes and briars and of trees torn up
by the roots; but a league or two from the
river, the most beautiful country in the
world, prairies, woods of mulberry trees,
vines, and fruits that we were not acquainted
with. The savages gather the Indian
corn twice in the year. In the lower part
of the river, which might be settled, the
river makes a bend N. and S., and in many
places every now and then is joined By
streams on the right and left. The river
is only navigable (for large vessels?) ass
far as the village of the Natches, for above
that place the river winds too much; but
this does not prevent the navigation of the
river from the confluence of the Ouabache
and the Mississippi as far as the sea. There
are but few beavers, but, to make amends,
there is a large number of buffaloes, bears,
large wolves, stags and hinds in abundance,
and some lead mines, which yield two-thirds
of ore to one of refuse. As these savages are
stationary (sedentaires), and have some
habits of subordination, they might be
obliged to make silk in order to procure
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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/m1/56/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.