Monday, April 29, 2013

Indians of Lawrence County

The above map is from the Illinois State Historical Society Journal May 1976, written by Ellen M. Whitney.  She states on page 143:

"Other historic tribes that lived in Illinois ceded their lands and removed at such an early date that their history is now little associated with the state.  The Piankashaw, for example, moved from the Vincennes-Embarras River area to Missouri as early as 1814.  The Wea tribe had also moved to Missouri by the early 1820's and both tribes had moved on to Kansas by 1829."

The article discussed other tribes and their later departures from the state.