The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 78 of 330
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work, except making very fine bows, which
they make a traffic with distant nations.
The Cadadoquis possess about thirty horses,
which they call "cavali" (sp. caballo, a
horse). The men and women are tattooed
in the face and all over the body. They call
this river the Red River, because, in fact, it
deposits a sand which makes the water as
red as blood. I am not acquainted with
their manners, having only seen them in
I left this place on the 6th of April, directing
our route southwards, with a
Frenchman, a Chaganon (Shawnee), a little
slave of mine, and five of their savages,
whom they gave me as guides to Naouadiche.
When I went away I left in the
hands of the wife of the chief a small box,
in which I had put some ammunition. On
our road we found some Naouadiches savages
hunting, who assured me that the
Frenchmen were staying with them. This
gave me great pleasure, hoping to succeed
in my object of finding them. On the Igth
the Frenchman with me lost himself. I
sent the savages who were with me to look
for him. He came back on the 2Ist, and
told me that, having lost our trail, he was
near drowning himself in crossing a little
river on a piece of timber. His bag slipped
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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/m1/78/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.