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The Fort Dearborn Massacre and the Birth of Chicago By James Alton James, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, Linai T. Helm
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The present-day Midwest American city of Chicago was, at the time of its founding in the early 1800s, on the extreme western frontier of the then expanding United States of America. As such, it was... More > on the frontline of the great race war between Europeans and American Indians—and as this book powerfully demonstrates, became symbolic of that bloody and brutal conflict. The first major construction in the city was the large timber-framed Fort Dearborn—and it was just outside this fort in 1812 that dozens of men, women, and children were massacred by Indian attackers. The original fort was razed, and all the whites driven out, only to return later in even larger numbers and re-establish the settlement which became America’s second largest city. This work contains three parts: an overview of the development of Chicago from its earliest times; a compilation of documents which include an eyewitness account from a soldier survivor, Linai T. Helm; and other important papers which give insight into these events.< Less
The Fort Dearborn Massacre and the Birth of Chicago By James Alton James, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, Linai T. Helm
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The present-day Midwest American city of Chicago was, at the time of its founding in the early 1800s, on the extreme western frontier of the then expanding United States of America. As such, it was... More > on the frontline of the great race war between Europeans and American Indians—and as this book powerfully demonstrates, became symbolic of that bloody and brutal conflict. The first major construction in the city was the large timber-framed Fort Dearborn—and it was just outside this fort in 1812 that dozens of men, women, and children were massacred by Indian attackers. The original fort was razed, and all the whites driven out, only to return later in even larger numbers and re-establish the settlement which became America’s second largest city. This work contains three parts: an overview of the development of Chicago from its earliest times; a compilation of documents which include an eyewitness account from a soldier survivor, Linai T. Helm; and other important papers which give insight into these events.< Less