Kingsley: If you email me your address I can Xerox a copy of the map via slow mail. I urged Paul Durand's son to reprint the book or print the new one with additions that he was working on when he died at age 90. The Minnesota Historical Society wanted to publish the book but offered Paul 15%, which he declined. Most authors get only a dollar a copy sold. Later, Louie
Post by gcanderson on Nov 22, 2020 13:41:50 GMT -5
Again--I am not sure if my response reached anyone. But LeSueur landed at Biloxi in 1699 and then kept a journal of his trip up the Mississippi River. It is well over 100 pages and is found in the Colonial Archives in Paris. He spent considerable time in Minnesota at Lake Pepin between 1687 and 1695, as he indicates in the journal, and traded with the Dakota, Kickapoo (who were in Iowa the) and many other tribes, perhaps including Omaha/Otoes, etc. He was involved in making the maps that Kingsley mentions, and has an account of the entire upper Mississippi River watershed in his journal. Guiliamme Delisle's 1719 map is much clearer than any of the others, and the Dakota/Nakota/Lakota names are easier to read, but very difficult to translate, given the language. I send them to Louie Garcia and he found it problematic.