The history of Randolph county, Illinois
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For many years before Kaskaskia was known to the white man, it was an Indian village, around which the crude natives hunted and fished, boiled their corn and venison, smoked the calumet, and danced to the guttural notes of discordant music, without a reference, therefore, to the Indian tribe from which Kaskaskia has taken its name, a sketch of the place, however complete in other particulars, would yet be imperfect.