By Rosalyn R. LaPier
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S. Army’s attack on Lakota civilians and religious celebrants at Wounded Knee the previous December. The delegation was divided into two parts. One group stayed in Chicago for several days and then traveled on to Washington dc, while the other group was held as “guests of the government”— a euphemism for prisoners of war—at Fort Sheridan. There the corrupt South Dakota politician M. H. ” The local Potawatomi Indians did not look Indian enough for Rohl- Smith to depict in a seminal event in Chicago history.
43 Ironically, in the years between the 1833 treaty and the beginning of the twentieth century, Indians who were on their way American Indians and Chicago 9 through Chicago were more likely to be noticed than the few Indians who continued to live in the city. Like Pokagon, another Potawatomi leader, Shabbona, became associated with Chicago in the early to mid-nineteenth century. A half- Seneca, halfOttawa Indian born on the Maumee River in Ohio, Shabbona married a Potawatomi woman. ”44 After ﬁghting with Tecumseh in the War of 1812, Shabbona forswore battling against Americans and indeed helped them in various ways in their wars against Black Hawk and the Winnebagoes in the 1820s and 1830s.
Legal system, eradicated American Indian title to all of the lands in the Chicago area and removed nearly all of the Indian people living there from their homelands. 13 Potawatomi bands and leaders were autonomous, however, and Black Partridge sided with the Americans, honoring an agreement that he had made many years before to keep peace. S. command of the attack, returned a peace American Indians and Chicago 3 medal he had previously been given (because of his failure to keep the peace), and, in an event dramatically captured in RohlSmith’s sculpture some eighty years later, saved Margaret Helm, whose husband, Linai, was an ofﬁcer at the fort, “by warding off an Indian seeking to tomahawk her,” according to historian Virgil J.
City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934 by Rosalyn R. LaPier