Samuel de Champlain: Voyages(1613)
Departure from the Fall of the Iroquois River.—Description of a Large Lake.—Encounter with the Enemy at This Lake; Their Manner of Attacking the Iroquois, and Their Behavior in Battle.
I set out accordingly from the fall of the Iroquois River on the 2d of July. All the savages set to carrying their canoes, arms, and baggage overland, some half a league, in order to pass by the violence and strength of the fall, which was speedily accomplished. Then they put them all in the water again, two men in each with the baggage; and they caused one of the men of each canoe to go by land some three leagues, the extent of the fall, which is not, however, so violent here as at the mouth, except in some places, where rocks obstruct the river, which is not broader than three hundred or four hundred paces. After we had passed the fall, which was attended with difficulty, all the savages, who had gone by land over a good path and level country, although there are a great...
Edmund F. Slater, ed. Voyages of Samuel de Champlain, vol. 2. Boston: Prince Society, 1880.
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