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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ANTOR, LENOX THE FOLLONI

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THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

709557
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

1916

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1887, by

I, F. SEGNER, la the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern

District of Ohio.

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CONTENTS.

PA RT I.
LITRODUCTORY,
HISTORICAL SKETCH.—Discovery of the Mississippi, 1541-Spanish Posses-

sions in North America-French Possessions-Missions established-La
Salle's explorations, 1682— Jesuit College at Kaskaskia, 1721 — Detroit
founded, 1701, by the French-French Military Posts - The Ohio explored,
1721-Laramie's Creek, the first English settlement in the West, 1749–

French War-English possess the country east of the Mississippi, 1763

Louisiana settlements-Mississippi Company, 1718–Emigration– New Or-

leans founded-Louisiana ceded to Spain-Settlement of Kentucky-Navi-

gation of the Mississippi Western Lands ceded—Ohio settled-Indian

Wars—Tennessee settled_Spain cedes to United States the right of Navi-

gation of the Mississippi, 1795–Louisiana ceded to France, 1800—Ceded

by France to United States, 1803—Territories organized-States admitted,. 15

PERILS OF THE EARLY SETTLERS.-French Heroism-Indian Depredations-In-
cidents of Frontier Life,..

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