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The Resource Rising up from Indian country : the battle of Fort Dearborn and the birth of Chicago, Ann Durkin Keating

Rising up from Indian country : the battle of Fort Dearborn and the birth of Chicago, Ann Durkin Keating

Label
Rising up from Indian country : the battle of Fort Dearborn and the birth of Chicago
Title
Rising up from Indian country
Title remainder
the battle of Fort Dearborn and the birth of Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Ann Durkin Keating
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In August 1812, under threat from the Potawatomi, Captain Nathan Heald began the evacuation of ninety-four people from the isolated outpost of Fort Dearborn to Fort Wayne, hundreds of miles away. The group included several dozen soldiers, as well as nine women and eighteen children. After traveling only a mile and a half, they were attacked by five hundred Potawatomi warriors. In under an hour, fifty-two members of Heald's party were killed, and the rest were taken prisoner; the Potawatomi then burned Fort Dearborn before returning to their villages. These events are now seen as a foundational moment in Chicago's storied past. With Rising up from Indian Country, noted historian Ann Durkin Keating richly recounts the Battle of Fort Dearborn while situating it within the context of several wider histories that span the nearly four decades between the 1795 Treaty of Greenville, in which Native Americans gave up a square mile at the mouth of the Chicago River, and the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, in which the American government and the Potawatomi exchanged five million acres of land west of the Mississippi River for a tract of the same size in northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keating, Ann Durkin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E356.C53
LC item number
K43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kinzie, John
  • Fort Dearborn Massacre, Chicago, Ill., 1812
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Rising up from Indian country : the battle of Fort Dearborn and the birth of Chicago, Ann Durkin Keating
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-283) and index
Contents
John Kinzie timeline -- General timeline -- A mobile cast of characters -- Preface : John Kinzie's world -- Introduction : Chicago in the Indian country of the western Great Lakes -- Part 1: The United States and the Indian country of the western Great Lakes. John Kinzie and the traders in the Indian country of the western Great Lakes, 1763-1812 ; The Greenville Treaty and the American era, 1789-1800 -- Part 2: Fort Dearborn and Tippecanoe, 1803-1811. President Jefferson and the founding of Fort Dearborn, 1803-1804 ; Kinzie & Forsyth, at Chicago and Peoria, 1803-1812 ; President Jefferson, Main Poc, and the founding of Tippecanoe, 1808-1811 ; Battle of Tippecanoe, November 1811 -- Part 3: In the wake of the Battle of Tippecanoe, late spring 1812. Planning for war, spring 1812 ; John Kinzie's ambiguous loyalties and a forgotten murder, May-June 1812 ; The war begins, June-July 1812 ; The Potawatomi attack, August 15, 1812 -- Part 4: In the aftermath of August 15, 1812. John and Eleanor Kinzie's neighbors, August 1812 ; Captors and captives, fall 1812 ; A savage fall : 1812 in the west ; 1813 : shifting alliances -- Part 5: After the War of 1812. The end of Indian country in the neighborhood of Chicago, 1816-1829 ; Kinzie's retreat to Chicago, 1816-1828 ; The 1833 Treaty of Chicago ; Why it was not a massacre
Control code
778314763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780226428963
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006703
Other control number
40021226020
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)778314763
Label
Rising up from Indian country : the battle of Fort Dearborn and the birth of Chicago, Ann Durkin Keating
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-283) and index
Contents
John Kinzie timeline -- General timeline -- A mobile cast of characters -- Preface : John Kinzie's world -- Introduction : Chicago in the Indian country of the western Great Lakes -- Part 1: The United States and the Indian country of the western Great Lakes. John Kinzie and the traders in the Indian country of the western Great Lakes, 1763-1812 ; The Greenville Treaty and the American era, 1789-1800 -- Part 2: Fort Dearborn and Tippecanoe, 1803-1811. President Jefferson and the founding of Fort Dearborn, 1803-1804 ; Kinzie & Forsyth, at Chicago and Peoria, 1803-1812 ; President Jefferson, Main Poc, and the founding of Tippecanoe, 1808-1811 ; Battle of Tippecanoe, November 1811 -- Part 3: In the wake of the Battle of Tippecanoe, late spring 1812. Planning for war, spring 1812 ; John Kinzie's ambiguous loyalties and a forgotten murder, May-June 1812 ; The war begins, June-July 1812 ; The Potawatomi attack, August 15, 1812 -- Part 4: In the aftermath of August 15, 1812. John and Eleanor Kinzie's neighbors, August 1812 ; Captors and captives, fall 1812 ; A savage fall : 1812 in the west ; 1813 : shifting alliances -- Part 5: After the War of 1812. The end of Indian country in the neighborhood of Chicago, 1816-1829 ; Kinzie's retreat to Chicago, 1816-1828 ; The 1833 Treaty of Chicago ; Why it was not a massacre
Control code
778314763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780226428963
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006703
Other control number
40021226020
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)778314763

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