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Title: Lost Maramech and earliest Chicago; a history of the Foxes and their downfall near the great village of Maramech;
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Stewart, John F[letcher], 1841- [from old catalog]
Subjects: Fox Indians — History Kendall County (Ill.) — Antiquities Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Chicago, London [etc.] F. H. Revell company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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Franquelins, 1688, Showing Maramech DifferentlySpelled. From Winsors Narrative and Critical His-tory. unnamed and undated official French map of1718, now in the British Museum. It was ever the custom, among savage tribes, togive descriptive names to places and things. Astream that was characterized by an abundance of
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Maramech Hill, from the south. AND EARLIEST CHICAGO 29 sturgeon was given the name of that fish, henceMerrimac was applied to the river of New England,and Marame to the Kalamazoo river of Michigan.A river in Missouri also bears the name. The wordis seldom found spelled twice alike by old writers,but it meant the spiny sturgeon. Come with me to the site of ancient Maramech,the great village of the Miamis. The Fox river,as we now know it, always beautiful, in the autumnmonths has special charms. Great maple and wal-nut trees overhang its banks; plums, sweeter thanany cultivated orchard ever produced, are foundwild; pawpaws in September offer their riches, andnuts are the harvest of the squirrels. From the time
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