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Ottawa Mural of Bison Hunters

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What's The Story

In 1688, Pierre Liette accompanied members of the Illinois on a bison hunt. His first-person narrative recounts in vivid detail the landscape, the roles of men, women, and children hunting bison, and how terrified Liette was when he first encountered a bison. The LaSalle Street mural depicts bison in full stride and Native American archers taking aim. It was design and painted by Roger Cooke.

To learn more:

Quaife, Milo Milton (editor) 1947. The Western Country in the 17th Century: The Memoirs of Lamothe Cadillac and Pierre Liette. The Lakeside Press. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.

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