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Identifier: chicagomassacreo01kirk
Title: The Chicago massacre of 1812 : with illustrations and historical documents
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894
Subjects: Fort Dearborn Massacre, Chicago, Ill., 1812 Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Chicago : Dibble Pub. Co.

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ians and Mad Anlliony Wayne, whohad hiUly whiitped Uk ni into a Ircaly-niakin^ frame ofniiiul. This treat)- phiced tlie l)rt\vecn tliewhites and the Indians east of the entire state (A Indiana,but exeepted and retained for tradin.i;^ i)()sts severalisolated seetions west of the line, anion^^ them onel)ieee of land six miles square at the moutli of Chiea,L;oRiver, emptying intt) the southwestern end of I.akeMiehigan, where a fort formerly stood. Meche kan-nah-(iuah or Little Turtle, who tooka prominent part in the making of the treaty, was thefather-in-law of William Wells, the hero-mart\r of themassacre, as has been set forth in Part I. Baptiste Pointe deSaible, some time inthe last century, builta log house on thenorth bank of the Chi-cago River, near LakeMichigan, just wherePine street now ends.V This modest dwelling existed through vicis-situdes many and ter-rible. When built, itstood in a vast soli-tude. North of it werethick woods wiiichcovered the whole of

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LITTLE TURTLE-ME-CHE-KAN-N.\H QUAH. what is now Chicagos proud North Side. In frontof it lay the narrow, deep and sluggish creek whichforms the main river; and, with its two long, stragglingbranches, gives the city its inestimable harbor,• with *The citv has, besides, another harbor alon.i; the Calumet lake and river,some ten milt s to Die soutlnvard, which, when fully improved, will exceedthe first named iu extent aud value. 56 THE CHICAGO MASSACRE OF l8l2. twenty-seven miles of dock frontage. Beyond it,stretching indefinitely southward, lay the grassy flatnow the South Side, the business centre and wealthiestresidence portion. Westward, beyond the north and south branches ofthe river, stretchedthe illimitable prai-rie, including whatat the present timeis the West Side,the home of manu-^W^ -^^ facturing enterprise^-^x and of a populationlarger than that ofthe two other por-tions put together.And to the east-ward lay the lake ;the only thing innature which JeanBaptiste could rec-ogn

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