Re: Indian Boundary Lines
Date: December 16, 2013 06:57PM
In the book Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis by Harold M. Mayer and Richard C. Wade (published 1969), a map is shown on page 11, titled: Principal Indian Trails and the Indian Cession of 1816 Related to the Physiographic Features of the Chicago Region.
The boundry lines do not intersect. The North boundary line ends at the Fox River; and the South boundary line ends at the Kankakee River.
And, from another source: the book, Indians of the Chicago Region; Editor Charles S. Winslow (copyright 1946), "in 1816 the Indians ceded a long strip of land southwestward from Lake Michigan to the Illinois and Fox rivers, twenty miles in width."
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/16/2013 09:21PM by nordsider.