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2019

December 3, 2019

American Indian Center Chicago Native American Indigenous AIC In The News
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“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?


2016

November 27, 2016

American Indian Center Chicago Native American Indigenous AIC In The News

“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