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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 0 Browse Search
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St. Louis, Nov. 3, 1804, the united Sac and Fox Indians cede to the United States land on both sides of the Mississippi River, extending on the east from the mouth of the Illinois to its head and thence to the Wisconsin......Nov. 3, 1804 Piankeshaw Indians cede to the United States 2,616,921 acres west of the Wabash, opposite Vincennes......Dec. 30, 1805 Territory of Illinois created with Kaskaskia as the seat of government......Feb. 3, 1809 Ninian Edwards commissioned governor by Madisoted is Fort Russel, near Edwardsville......1812 Garrison of Fort Dearborn, by order of General Hull, Aug. 7, 1812, though reinforced by Captain Wells and fifteen friendly Miamis, evacuate the fort Aug. 15. They are attacked and massacred by Indians; thirty-nine killed, twenty-seven taken prisoners, and the fort burned......Aug. 15-16, 1812 Captain Craig, of Shawneetown, under instructions from Gen. Samuel Hopkins, burns Peoria and removes the captured French inhabitants suspected of com