The Indian, the Northwest, 1600-1900; The Red Man, the War Man, the White Man, and the North-Western Line

The Indian, the Northwest, 1600-1900; The Red Man, the War Man, the White Man, and the North-Western Line

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...the territory that year to the United States. But after the close of the Revolutionary War the civil affairs of the frontier land were entirely neglected by both Virginia and Congress, and the settlers left to rule themselves as they saw fit. Courts were not held, and public officers failed or refused to discharge their duties. To make the condition of the people still worse, after the cession of the country to the United States, an irresponsible body of soldiers, pretending to have authority from Virginia, organized, assumed control of the people and plundered them. In 1787, Congress formed a plan for the government of the territory, and General Arthur St. Clair was sent out as governor. In 1790, he made his first visit to Illinois. He found the few settlers in great distress. They had lost their Indian trade, they were without money, and they had suffered from three extraordinary inundations of the Mississippi. As a result of this visit, the first county was organized within what is now Illinois, and became known as St. Clair County. Land titles were practically valueless. Grants were held from Indians, the French, and the English, for which no proof of validity could be given. But the valuable' Greenville treaty, aside from dedicating the land on which Chicago now stands to the United States Government, guaranteed by the Indians a free passage through their country in Illinois from the mouth of the Chicago River and over the portage to the Illinois River, and down that to the Mississippi; also down the Wabash. Under this treaty of the Illinois tribes, the Pottawattomi were to receive an annual stipend of $r,000 in goods, and the Kickapoos and two other tribes $500 each. The good news of this important treaty spread East, and a genuine...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572831
  • 9781236572837