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The Maon, a numerous nation, and at peace
with no one, is at the source of the said
river, one hundred leagues from the Kasquinanipo.
The Ozotoues are six leagues
from the mouth of the River Arkansas. The
lonica, Yazou, Coroa and Chonque are, one
with the other, about ten leagues from the
Mississippi, on the river of the Yazou; the
Sioux fifteen leagues above. All these
villages are situated in prairies, but
it is remarkable that the country about,
the soil of which is the best in the world,
and is intersected by streams, has been
The Yazou are masters of the soil. The
Mauton are seventy leagues from the Ossoztoues
and forty leagues from the Cadodoquis.
The Coroa are their neighbors,
though thirteen leagues off.
With respect to the other nations, I have
sufficiently described at what distance they
are from one another, from the nations on
the Mississippi, and from those on the Red
River, excepting the Nadouc, who are
twelve leagues from the banks. In case the
court wishes this discovery to be continued,
I will add a note. In that I have stated it
will be requisite to build a ship of fifty tons,
to get to France from the Arkansas. Two
pilots, particulars of everything neces64
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