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YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
|A TEMPORARY mission was
founded at Sault Ste. Marie in
1641, by the Jesuit fathers
Joques and Raymbault, for the
salvation of the Chippewas. In
1668 Father Marquette renewed the
mission, and three years
afterward he founded St. Ignace
for the Hurons, on the northern
shore of the Straits of Mackinaw.
Within a few years this became a
French military post. Less
enduring fortresses were
established by La Salle at St.
Joseph, and by Du Latte at the
outlet of Lake Huron. Marquette,
together with Joliet, was a
discoverer of the Mississippi
River. After several years'
devoted service among the
barbarians in the vicinity of
Chicago, he was returning to the
eastern shore of Lake Michigan,
but died during the journey and
was buried by his companions.
Soon after the conquest of Canada
(1760-61) the great chief Pontiac
raised the western country
against the British garrisons
occupying Detroit and
Michilimackinac, and a conspiracy
was planned to massacre them. But
a friendly Indian warned the
commanding officer, and the
danger was averted. After the
gates were shut upon him and his
followers, Pontiac began a siege
of the fort that lasted for more
than a year.
Commodore Perry captured the
British fleet on Lake Erie, in
1813, he took on his ships
General Harrison's army of the
West, which re-captured Detroit
and broke the hostile power at
the battle of the Thames.
the first steamboats reached
Detroit and Mackinaw, in 1818-19,
the amazed Indians were made to
believe that they were drawn by
teams of trained sturgeons.
at the Council; Old Block House;
Death of Marquette;
Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, 1813.