December 3, 2019
“To remind you, Du Sable is generally regarded as this area’s first non-native settler. Believed to have been of Haitian and French descent and handsome and well educated, he was here by the 1780s, establishing a trading post/home on the northern banks of the Chicago River near what is now the glistening Apple outlet. He married a woman named Kitihawa (Christianized to Catherine), who was likely a member of the Potawatomi tribe. They were married at Cahokia, the ancient Native American settlement east of St. Louis.”
– Rick Kogan [Chicago Tribune], December 3, 2019: Should we instead rename Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive for a woman named Kitihawa?
November 27, 2016
“When the American Indian Center closes the doors of its Uptown community center early next year, it will end a chapter on the North Side that more than half a century ago was a destination for thousands of Native Americans who’d left their reservations in the wake of a government relocation program for big cities across the country.”
– William Lee [Chicago Tribune], November 27, 2016: American Indian Center prepares to move out of Uptown, marking end of era