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Identifier: outing53newy (find matches)
Title: Outing
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Subjects: Leisure Sports Travel
Publisher: (New York : Outing Pub. Co.)
Contributing Library: Tisch Library
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loadingguns for themen to fire,while shedrove roundthe fort likea fury, cursinglike a pirate.She had allthe childrenput in oneroom and onewoman witha club in herhand appoint-ed to guardthem, with strict orders to keep them from crying,lest the Indians should think they werefrightened and be encouraged. The In-dians heard her hallooing at the men, andknowing her voice said afterwards thatshe was very mad. The Indians were de-feated, while but one was killed and onewounded at the foi t. The bravery of thiswoman saved the fort; but tis a greatdrawback on her credit she was so pro-fane. This little episode makes plain why theoverland route to Illinois was perilous andthe families, who could afford it, came byway of Mackinac. Fort Howard on GreenBay was the place leading over the edge tonowhere. The big Mackinaws were new exchangedfor smaller boats to ascend Fox River, anda pilot from the little Rapids came to con-duct the fleet upstream. Kakalin thefirst day, twenty miles; Grand Chute or
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Mrs. John Kinzie. Appleton thesecond, an-other twentymiles; thenWinnebagoLake, thenFort Winne-bago or Por-tage City atthe Portage—that was theusual itiner-ary. The voy-ageurssangasthey paddled,pausing onlyfor a pipe,and measur-ing the lengthof each por-tage by thenumber ofpipessmoked on therun. Thewilder therapids, thelouder thebronzed fel-lows shoutedtheir accept-ance of therivers chal-lenge! Thebourgeois dealt out a dram of brandy allround. The voyageurs gave a whoop, andit was either up the rapids working waist-deep to drag the boats along, or a terre!a terre! to land! to land! for passengersto disembark and lighten craft. Then,pousse au large! push out! push out mymen; and all are on the water again sing-ing light hearted as larks. When Mrs.Van Cleves mother passed this way toFort Snelling early in the century, therewas no fort at Winnebago, but by 1831,besides the barracks, there had gatheredhere the clustered buildings of Indianagency and traders. Here dwelt for briefintervals

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  • booksubject:Leisure
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