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  Kaskaskia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The remnant of the Kaskaskia live in Oklahoma under the banner of the Confederated Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma.
The Kaskaskia River, whose headwaters are near Champaign in central Illinois, and whose mouth is near Chester, Illinois, still carries the name of this native nation who once settled throughout its estuarial plain.
Kaskaskia, Illinois was the first capital of Illinois.
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 Immaculate Conception Church - Kaskaskia, Illinois
Kaskaskia prospered along the banks of the Mississippi River and a series of new churches were built.
In 1743 a new bell, a gift from the King of France arrived and this bell has come to be known as the "Liberty Bell of the West." In 1843, a new brick church was completed in the squared-off French style with the bell tower over the center entrance.
After disastrous floods in 1881 and 1893 made the location of Kaskaskia untenable, the town was moved and the church was rebuilt brick by brick in its present location.
www.greatriverroad.com /stegen/randattract/kaskchurch.htm   (256 words)

The name is of uncertain etymology, but may possible have reference to a "hide scraper." With the other Illinois they probably made their first acquaintance with the French at the Jesuit mission station of Chegoimegon (Lapointe near Bayfield, Wisconsin), established by the noted Father Claude Allouez in 1667.
He compiled the first grammar of the language, and about the year 1700 was instrumental in settling the tribe in a new village about the present Kaskaskia, Illinois, near the mouth of the river of the same name, which remained their principal town and mission station until their final removal from the State.
Notwithstanding the apparent success of the mission, the whole Illinois nation was in rapid decline from the hostilities of the northern tribes and the wholesale dissipation introduced by the French garrisons.
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The Illinois country was distant from this struggle, but to fight the influx, the Shawnee during 1769 made overtures of alliance to all tribes in the region, including the Illini.
The Americans in Kentucky, however, became aware of the British weakness in Illinois, and with the blessing of Governor Patrick Henry of Virginia, George Rogers Clark departed from the falls of the Ohio (Louisville) with 175 Kentucky militiamen in June, 1778 to capture it.
Illinois joined the union as the 21st state in 1818, and the Illini met with Ninian Edwards and Auguste Chouteau, at Edwardsville in September and signed away their last holdings in Illinois for about $6,000 and agreed to move across the Mississippi to St. Genevieve, Missouri.
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 Randolph County: Elected Offices
Illinois was finally admitted to the Union as a sovereign State in 1818 with Shadrach Bond named as Governor and beloved Pierre Menard as Lieutenant Governor.
Kaskaskia continued as the Randolph County seat of government until the Flood of 1844 forced the County Seat to be relocated to Chester (Sparta also sought this designation!).
The former Randolph County Courthouse met a kinder fate as it was later dismantled "brick by brick" and rebuilt as a schoolhouse in "new" Kaskaskia near the Church of The Immaculate Conception.
www.randolphco.org /gov/history/index.cfm   (774 words)

 Migration to Kaskaskia, Illinois
The village of Kaskaskia was founded in 1703 (also see History of Kaskaskia), south of the mission of Cahokia, making the Aubuchon brothers some of the earliest settlers there.
Together, Antoine and Elizabeth, had two children: Elizabeth was born in Kaskaskia, Illinois, sometime around 1738, married Dominique Thomure LaSource on July 1, 1755, in Kaskaskia, unfortunately, the date of her death is unknown; Antoine Tonish, was also born in Kaskaskia around 1750, married Marie Louise dit "Veronneau" Denis November 24, 1766, in Ste.
The 1752 Kaskaskia, Illinois, census indicated that Antoine Aubuchon (spelled Obichon) was the second head-of-family of the André Deguire household.
www.aubuchon-online.com /kaskaskia.htm   (1327 words)

 Museum homepage
The Illinois language belonged to the central Algonquin group, along with the Miami, whom the Illinois Indians closely resembled.
Allied with the Miami and Illinois, the Shawnee continued their war with the Iroquois, and in 1684 the Seneca attacked the Miami, because they had allowed some of these hostile Shawnee to settle near their villages in northwest Indiana.
There were also problems with the Kaskaskia (Illinois) east of the Mississippi who, because of memories of earlier wars with the Shawnee, usually refused to allow the Shawnee to hunt or travel across their territory to visit their relatives still in Ohio.
www.schools.lth5.k12.il.us /bths-east/illiniwek.html   (1833 words)

There still remains a portion of what was once Kaskaskia, which is accessible from Illinois today, but the peninsula is now an island, cut off from the state by a channel change in the Mississippi River that took place decades ago.
The area grew and in 1804, Kaskaskia became a land-office town and the territorial capital in 1809.
Kaskaskia was damned and would be destroyed, along with all of the land around it.
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 Kaskaskia - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Kaskaskia (village, Illinois), historic site and former village, Randolph County, southwestern Illinois.
The village is on Kaskaskia Island, in the...
Illinois (people), confederacy of native North American tribes of the Algonquian linguistic group, originally occupying the region comprising the...
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 Kaskaskia, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kaskaskia is a village in Randolph County, Illinois, United States.
The people of Kaskaskia, startled to find themselves on the Missouri side of the river, demanded that the state boundary conform to the old channel.
Kaskaskia is therefore one of the few portions of Illinois west of the Mississippi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kaskaskia,_Illinois   (453 words)

 The 1787 Census of Kaskaskia (French)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The family of Chauvin dit Charleville was in Kaskaskia as early as 1737, for on September, 29 of that year Jean Chauvin signed a contract of marriage with Agnes LaCroix.
Creilly emigrated from Kaskaskia to Florissant, Mo., in 1787.
A Jacques Laderoute was killed by the Indians at Kaskaskia on November 14, 1768.
www.iltrails.org /kaskcen.htm   (1660 words)

 History of Southern Illinois - The Early Years
Landing at Fort Massac in Illinois (which was abandoned a decade earlier), his force of 175 soldiers marched across Southern Illinois and defeated the English at forts in Kaskaskia, Illinois and Vincennes in western Indiana.
These settlers tended to migrate to central and northern Illinois, causing a noticeable “Yankee” influence in northern Illinois as opposed to the “southern” influence in the southern region due to a majority of settlers coming from southern states.
Laws were passed in Illinois after it became a territory in 1809 and later when it became a state, which allowed people to own indentured servants in Illinois, an equivalent to slavery, and other laws were enacted which prohibited people from coming to Illinois for the purpose of freeing their slaves.
www.egyptianaaa.org /SI-History.htm   (1615 words)

 Illinois Capitols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Vandalia became the second capital of Illinois in 1820, and was the site of three capitol buildings.
Despite this, Illinois voters selected Springfield as the new state capital city in 1839.
Illinois' fifth capitol was built in Springfield in 1853 at a cost of $260,000.
www.state.il.us /kids/learn/capitols/default.htm   (193 words)

 RoadSites.org - Southern Illinois Road Trip
A stone building in downtown Vandalia served as Illinois’ state capital for three legislative sessions from 1836 through 1839 before the capital was moved to Springfield.
Kaskaskia is one of the oldest towns in the Illinois country.
Kaskaskia remained capital when Illinois became a state in 1818; however, the capital was moved to Vandalia in 1820.
www.roadsites.org /news/700.html   (344 words)

 The US50 - A guide to the state of Illinois - History
Indians hunted in Illinois as far back as 5000 B.C. and today you can still view the remains of their civilization at places such as Chahokia Mounds-North America's largest and most valuable prehistoric earthnwork relic.
The first European explorers in Illinois were Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet, Frenchmen who paddled by birchbark canoe along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
The Illinois country became a possession of Virginia until 1787 when it joined the Northwest Territory under the government of the United States.
www.theus50.com /illinois/history.shtml   (852 words)

 These United States - Illinois
Illinois' capital is Springfield; Chicago is its largest city.
Post-Civil War Illinois became a center for the labor movement as bitter strikes, such as the Haymarket Square riot, occurred in the mid-1880's.
Illinois attractions include Chicagoland's Field Museum and Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and the Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoos, Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park and Soldier Field.
www.theseunitedstates.com /illinois.html   (322 words)

 DNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Illinois Department of Transportation owns the land along the river and leases most of the land to the Department of Natural Resources to manage for fish, wildlife, and other recreational activities.
The Kaskaskia River remained essentially unchanged until the late 1960s when it was modified by channelization to promote commercial development and navigation.
Concrete launch ramps are provided on the Kaskaskia River at Fayetteville, New Athens, on Highway 154 west of Baldwin, and at Evansville.
dnr.state.il.us /lands/landmgt/PARKS/R4/kaskas.htm   (979 words)

 Index George Rogers Clark Illinois Regiment American Colonial Wars Sons Revolution SR
In 1991, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois funded the microfilming of the George Rogers Clark collection of papers pertaining to the Illinois Regiment of Virginia State Forces, persons or matters relating to the Illinois Regiment.
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois funded the indexing of this collection.
Dan Murray, quartermaster at Fort Clark, Kaskaskia, Illinois, received 4 tumbrols of indian corn from Madam Degagne for use of the troops of the state of Virginia at Fort Clark.
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 A Town Called Kaskaskia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Kaskaskia, now a tiny village in Southern Illinois' Randolph County, was Illinois' first capital.
At the time the capital was picked, Kaskaskia was one of the largest towns in the newly formed state, complete with a main road to most of the large settlements nearby.
Kaskaskia declined physically as well as politically after it was no longer the capital.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/1993/ihy931224.html   (440 words)

 Native Americans:Historic:The Illinois:Technology:Weapons
Illinois men used the bow and arrow both in warfare and when they hunted bison, deer, and other animals.
The Illinois had obtained flintlock guns from French traders even before Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet met them on their famous voyage of discovery in 1673.
However, the Illinois had relatively few guns at that time, and they suffered at the hands of well-armed Iroquois war parties who obtained their guns from Dutch traders at Albany, New York.
www.museum.state.il.us /muslink/nat_amer/post/htmls/te_weapons.html   (308 words)

A complex of interconnected floodplain forests, wetlands, and flatwoods characterize the Kaskaskia bottomlands.
Large, contiguous forest stands are rare in Illinois, and the largest tract in the state is located in this area.
The predominant natural features of the Kaskaskia Bottoms RRA are the large tracts of bottomland forest associated with the river and the river itself.
www.inhs.uiuc.edu /cwe/rra/site25.html   (297 words)

 ISRC Chapter 4 Information and Education Page
Mulhall is licensed as a massage therapist in Illinois and is the administrator for the Illinois Society for respiratory care.
She was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois licensure bill and the field of respiratory care in Illinois owes her a debt of gratitude.
Kaskaskia College Respiratory Therapy Instructor Curtis Kretschmer discussed "The Role of the RT in the OB".
www.isrc.org /chapter4.html   (1274 words)

The purpose of this web page is to provide an overview of the Illinois People which will hopefully stimulate the reader to further investigate the history of the Illinois people and their population decline.
Jolliet spoke of meeting an Illinois village chief (in Iowa) and subsequently being conducted to Peoria to meet the "Grand Captain" of all the Illinois.
In 1802, the Kaskaskia skirmished with the Shawnee in southern Illinois.
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 Kaskaskia History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Before you go on to a more detailed reading of the history of the Kaskaskia, take a look at the History of the Indians in the Illinois area in the Context of Cultural and Political Events of the Time.
For additional historical information concerning both the Kaskaskia and the Illiniwek Confederation, visit Bob Fester’s The Illini Confederation: Lords of the Mississippi.
It was first published in the Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society in 1905.
www.angelfire.com /la3/kaskaskia/history.html   (422 words)

 Fort Kaskaskia - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The fort was periodically occupied by French or U.S. troops until 1807 and sheltered local settlers during Indian scares rising from the War of 1812.
Garrison Hill Cemetery was established in 1891 by the General Assembly for the remains of early settlers whose graves were threatened by the flooding of Kaskaskia.
Panels describe the rich history of Kaskaskia village, including its destruction in the 1880s-1890s by the Mississippi River.
www.illinoishistory.gov /hs/fort_kaskaskia.htm   (272 words)

 Kaskaskia Illinois-to-French Dictionary by Carl Masthay
For about 300 years a major overwhelmingly dense document in an Algonquian language now identified as "Kaskaskia Illinois" remained unworked on and thus unpublished so as to be usable.
It was first found in the early 1800s by Monsignor Rosati of St. Louis and was acquired later in that century by James Hammond Trumbull, who attempted to transcribe it.
With 278 pages of Kaskaskia Illinois and 431 pages of index enfolded by an attractive colorful case-bound cover showing an artistic Missouri scene and two insects ("Kaskaskia" = 'katydid'), this book complements Le Boullenger's circa 1720 French-to-Kaskaskia compilation work (still only in manuscript form).
www.puzz.com /kaskaskiadictionary.html   (531 words)

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Nolan stresses only the Kaskaskia episode of the Clark campaign, introducing Clark and his followers just prior to their entering the Illinois Territory, describing their brief stay at the ruins of Fort Massac, their troubles in navigating the old Massac Trail northward, and the taking of Fort Gage at Kaskaskia.
She writes in detail of the building of the Griffon, the first ship ever to sail the Great Lakes; of the building of Fort Crevecoeur near the Illinois River; of the journey down the Mississippi; and of the voyage of colonization which ends in disaster and death for the valiant explorer.
Departing from Williamsburg in 1742, the party ventures west to Kaskaskia, down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, and across the ocean to Europe before she is found.
mccoy.lib.siu.edu /illinois/chap1-nz.htm   (3347 words)

 George Rogers Clark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Within months, he was sent into the Illinois country as a missionary for the isolated frontier French settlements.
The 650-pound bell, cast in 1741, was a gift to The Mission of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the town's citizens from King Louis XV of France.
At Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site, there are remnants of the earthen-work and timber fortification that was Fort Kaskaskia.
www.statelib.lib.in.us /www/ihb/resources/grcexh9.html   (685 words)

 Kaskaskia News
A body found last month near Kaskaskia Island across the Mississippi River from Chester, Illinois, is identified as that of a St.
Citing danger, deaths and injuries, the Army Corps of Engineers is banning kite tubes on five lakes in Illinois and Missouri, and on portions of the Mississippi and other rivers.
The village of Kaskaskia, Illinois was founded at the mouth of the Kaskaskia River as a missionary post by the Jesuits in 1703.
www.topix.net /city/kaskaskia-il   (622 words)

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