Indian Boundary Park
Submitted by chicagomewb627 on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:56
Indian Boundary Park commemorates the signing of the Treaty of St. Louis between the United States, the Fox and Sac.
Forgottenchicago.com, which has a description of the park and its place in the history of the "Northern Indian Boundary Line," cites the Treaty of St. Louis in 1816 and gives a detailed overview of how Native history fits into the local history of Chicago. In addition, the site uses the W. L. Flower map (also in the Newberry Library's collection) to describe the boundaries of a reservation that existed in the area at the time, the Caldwell Reservation. The northern boundary line passes through the park and gives the park its name.
Flower, W. L., Mendel, Ed., Van Vechten, James.Burhans, S. H. (186) Map of Cook County, Illinois, [Chicago, Ill.] : S.H. Burhans & J. Van Vechten. Call number is Microfich 584 no. 104 (PrCT)
The park itself serves more as a community center than a place to do genealogical or historical research. Still the fact that the Treaty of St. Louis was signed on this ground makes Indian boundary an important place in the history of the Chicago Indian community.
1816 - 1833