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Myths and Legends of Our Own Land (Central States and Great Lakes)

By Skinner, Charles M. (Charles Montgomery)

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Title: Myths and Legends of Our Own Land (Central States and Great Lakes)  
Author: Skinner, Charles M. (Charles Montgomery)
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Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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AN AVERTED PERIL: In 1786 a little building stood at North Bend, Ohio, near the junction of the Miami and Ohio Rivers, from which building the stars and stripes were flying. It was one of a series of blockhouses built for the protecting of cleared land while the settlers were coming in, yet it was a trading station rather than a fort, for the attitude of government toward the red men was pacific. The French of the Mississippi Valley were not reconciled, however, to the extension of power by a Saxon people, and the English in Canada were equally jealous of the prosperity of those provinces they had so lately lost. Both French and English had emissaries among the Shawnees when it had become known that the United States intended to negotiate a treaty with them.

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CONTENTS: An Averted Peril The Obstinacy of Saint Clair The Hundredth Skull The Crime of Black Swamp The House Accursed Marquette's Man-Eater Michel de Coucy's Troubles Wallen's Ridge The Sky Walker of Huron The Coffin of Snakes Mackinack Lake Superior Water Gods The Witch of Pictured Rocks The Origin of White Fish The Spirit of Cloudy The Sun Fire at Sault Sainte Marie The Snake God of Belle Isle Were-Wolves of Detroit The Escape of Francois Navarre The Old Lodger The Nain Rouge Two Revenges Hiawatha The Indian Messiah The Vision of Rescue Devil's Lake The Keusca Elopement Pipestone The Virgins' Feast Falls of St. Anthony Flying Shadow and Track Maker Saved by a Lightning-Stroke The Killing of Cloudy Sky Providence Hole The Scare Cure Twelfth Night at Cahokia The Spell of Creve Coeur Lake How the Crime was Revealed

 

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