An electronic text of the complete Jesuit Relations, at Creighton University.
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents
Each year the head of the Jesuit order in New France sent back to Paris an annual report. These extremely detailed eyewitness accounts of the activities of priests living in the wilderness among many different Indian nations are the earliest and most compelling written records of North America at the time of white contact. To see what they looked like when they appeared, search "Letters, 1661" on the Turning Points home page. The complete text of all the annual Relations - - more than 70 volumes - - was edited in Madison by Reuben Gold Thwaites at the turn of the last century, and it has been converted to electronic format by scholars at Creighton University. All volumes are also available individually at Google Books (http://books.google.com/) and The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/texts)