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Father Marquette

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1902)

Seller ID: T2203

ISBN: 0788422030

Condition: 284 pages, (1902) reprint, paper, index, 284 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

In May of 1673, Father Marquette set out in company with Louis Joliet, to explore the Mississippi River. By mid-June, in two frail canoes of birchbark, and with five French servants, the explorers entered the great river at the mouth of the Wisconsin, and descended, with many interesting adventures, as far south as the mouth of the Arkansas River. Learning from the Indians the course and characteristics of the waterway from that point to the Gulf of Mexico, they returned northward by way of the Illinois and Chicago Rivers and the west shore of Lake Michigan, reaching the Jesuit mission at the ... View more info