The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 69 of 330
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Marsh, wich is seven leagues from Sonnontouans.
The Poutouatamis, Hourons and Ottowas
joined us there and built some canoes.
There was an Iroquois slave among them
whom I proposed to have put to death for
the insolent manner in which he spoke of
the French. They paid no attention to my
proposal. Five leagues on our march he
ran away and gave information of our approach,
and of the marks which our savages
bore to recognize each other, which did us
great harm in the ambuscade, as will be seen.
On the ioth we arrived at the Marsh of
Fort Les Sables, and the army from below
arrived at the same time. I received orders
to take possession of a certain position,
which I did with my company and savages.
WVe then set about building a fort. On the
IIth I went with fifty men to reconnoitre
the road, three miles from the camp. On
the 12th the Fort was finished, and we set
off for the village. On the I3th, half a
league from the prairie (deserts) we found
an ambuscade, and my company, who were
the advance guard, forced it. We lost seven
men, of whom my lieutenant was one, and
two of my own people. We were occupied
for seven days in cutting the corn of the.
four villages. We returned to Fort Les
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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/m1/69/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.