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The early 1800s brought increasing pressure from European settlers, and the U.S. government grew anxious to enter into treaties with Native Americans whereby the tribes would either cede their lands in exchange for small parcels of land within the area, move to reservations west of the Mississippi River, or retain hunting and fishing/land-use rights until European settlement occurred in an area. The first land sessions began in 1816. The Prairie Potawatomi ceded the last of their lands by 1832 and 1833 and by 1834 there were only a few Potawatomi in Illinois. Others had fled to Wisconsin or Michigan or were removed to locations west of the Mississippi River.
Land Survey Notebook Page
Land Surveryor's
notebook page of Potowatami Reservation
Illinois State Museum State of Illinois IDNR Search



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