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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fox Indians, (search)
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.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Keokuk, -1848 (search)
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.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sac and Fox Indians, (search)
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.), te 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.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sachem, (search)
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.
outhern Illinois......1803 Fort Dearborn built on the south side of Chicago River by the federal government and garrisoned. The corner of Michigan Avenue and River Street, Chicago, marks the site......1803 Congress establishes land offices at Kaskaskia, Vincennes, and Detroit......March 15, 1804 John Kinzie, of the American Fur Company, buys Le Mai's trading-house; is the first permanent settler at Chicago......1804 By the treaty of 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 Madison......April 24, 1809 Mail route established
lead in Iowa, on the west bank of the Mississippi......1780 At a council at Prairie du Chien, Julien Dubuque, a French-Canadian trader, obtains from Indians permission to work lead-mines at the place now bearing his name and a grant of 140,000 acres of land......1788 Land grant to Julien Dubuque by Indians is confirmed by Baron Carondelet, and a King's title issued......1796 Lands on both sides of the Mississippi, including a large part of Iowa, ceded to United States by Sac and Fox Indians, by treaty at St. Louis......Nov. 3, 1804 Territory of Louisiana, including Iowa, framed by law of......March 3, 1805 Iowa included in Territory of Missouri, erected by act......June 4, 1812 Fort Madison, built in 1808, on the site selected by Lieutenant Pike in 1805, is abandoned by the garrison and burned to prevent its falling into the hands of Indians and British......1813 Sioux annihilate Sac and Fox tribes near Dubuque; whites occupy deserted villages, but are driven out
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
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-<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
ory of Missouri approved......June 4, 1812 Edward Hempstead first delegate to Congress......November, 1812 First General Assembly meets in the house of Joseph Robidoux, between Walnut and Elm streets, St. Louis......Dec. 7, 1812 United States Congress confirms to Daniel Boone 833 acres of land in the Femme Osage district......Feb. 10, 1814 Capt. James Callaway, with fifteen men, returning to the settlement of Loutre Island with some horses they had recovered from the Sac and Fox Indians, are attacked by the Indians in ambush and Captain Callaway and three of his men are killed......March 7, 1815 By act of Congress the election of the council in Missouri Territory is by choice of the people......April 29, 1816 Steamboat General Pike ascends the Mississippi to St. Louis......Aug. 2, 1817 Bill authorizing people of Missouri to frame a State constitution for admission into the Union introduced into Congress......Feb. 13, 1819 By act of Congress, Arkansas Territor