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Fox Indians, A tribe of Algonquian Indians first found by the whites in Wisconsin. They were driven south of the Wisconsin River by the Ojibwas and the French, and there incorporated with the Sac Indians. In 1900 there were 521 Sac and Fox of Mississippi at the Fox agency in Oklahoma; 77 Sac and Fox of Missouri at the Pottawatomie agency in Kansas, and 388 of the Sac and Fox of Mississippi at the Sac and Fox agency in Iowa.
Keokuk, -1848 Chief of the Sac and Fox Indians; born on Rock River, Ill., about 1780; was a strong friend of the whites, and by his influence among his people averted a number of attacks which they had planned against the Americans. In 1832, when his band was intent upon uniting with Black Hawk (q. v.) in an attack on the Americans, he held his warriors aloof and even held in check Black Hawk himself. Later, with a number of his chiefs, he visited Washington, New York, Boston, and Cincinnati. He died in Kansas in June, 1848.
Sac and Fox Indians, Associate families of the Algonquian nation. They were seated on the Detroit River and Saginaw Bay when the French discovered them, but were driven beyond Lake Michigan by the Iroquois. Settling near Green Bay, they took in the Foxes, and they have been intimately associated ever since, especially in wars. Roving and restless, they were continually at war with the fiery Sioux, and were allies of the French against the latter. In the conspiracy of Pontiac (q. v.), t
e carried on for almost forty years, when they joined the French in their final struggle to hold Canada.
The Foxes befriended the white people in Pontiac's War. Since the War of 1812 the history of the Sacs and Foxes is nearly the same.
In 1899 there were seventy-seven Sac and Fox Indians of the Missouri at the Pottawattomie and Great Nehama agency in Kansas; 388 Sacs and Foxes of Mississippi at the Sac and Fox agency in Iowa; and 521 of the latter band of the Sac and Fox agency in Oklahoma.
Sachem, Among American Indian nations, the title of a chief having different powers in different tribes or families. The office was both hereditary and elective in various tribes; in some it was applied to the head chief of a group of families, each family having its own chief. In the Iroquois Confederacy there were fifty sachems in whom was vested the supreme power. They were equal in rank and authority; were distributed among the nations composing the confederacy, and were united in what was known as the council of the league, which was the body possessing the executive, legislative, and judicial authority for the entire confederacy. Among the New England Indians, the highest functionaries were known as sachems, and the ones immediately subordinate to them as sagamores.
Kansas, Alaska excluded, is geographically the central State of the United States, lying between lat. 37° and 40° N., and long. 94° 38′ and 102° W. It is bounded by Nebraska on the north, Missouri on the east, Indian Territory and Oklahoma on the south, and Colorado on the west. Area, 81,700 square miles in 105 counties. Population in 1890, 1,427,096; 1900, 1,470,495. Capital, Topeka. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, with a force of 350 Spaniards and 800 Indians, set out from Culiacan on the southeast shore of the Gulf of California in search of Quivira. He travelled northerly to the headwaters of the river Gila, crossed the mountains to the headwaters of the Rio del Norte, and followed them to their sources, then, journeying northeasterly, came into the province of Quivira (Kansas), reaching, as he said, the fortieth degree of latitude. He described the earth as black and well watered, the best possible for all kinds of productions of Spain, and the plains full of crooked-<