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There were two principal missions on the Upper Lakes, which were, in a certain sense, the parents of the rest. One of these was Ste. Marie du Saut,the same visited by Dollier and Galine,at the outlet of Lake Superior. This was a noted fishing-place; for the rapids were full of white-fish, and Indians came thither in crowds. The permanent residents were an Ojibwa band, whom the French called Sauteurs, and whose bark lodges were clustered [Pg 40] at the foot of the rapids, near the fort of the Jesuits. Besides these, a host of Algonquins, of various tribes, resorted thither in the spring and summer,living in abundance on the fishery, and dispersing in winter to wander and starve in scattered hunting-parties far and wide through the forests.FOOTNOTES:
161. Eboulemcns on the north shore.
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