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Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Great Sauk Trail

 
 
The Great Sauk Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. The Great Sauk Trail Marker
Inscription. Part of an ancient network of Indian paths, the Great Sauk Trail, as it came to be known, extended from Rock Island in present-day Illinois to the Detroit River. It played a significant role in the communications between the native peoples in the upper Mississippi Valley and the British in this region, particularly during the period of Anglo-American rivalry following the American Revolution. For four decades pro-British tribes such as the Sauk and the Fox made annual pilgrimages along the trail to Fort Malden. Here they met with officials of the British Indian Department and participated in gift-giving ceremonies reaffirming their alliance. When these exchanges were terminated by the British in the late 1830s, the Great Sauk Trail gradually fell into disuse.
 
Erected 1985 by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
 
Location. 42° 6.18′ N, 83° 6.786′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Dalhousie Street north of Richmond Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the west side of the street, in the Amherstburg Navy Yard Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1W4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
The Great Sauk Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. The Great Sauk Trail Marker
View of historical marker on the grounds of the Amherstburg Naval Yard Park.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Commissariat Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Amherstburg Navy Yard (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Lake Erie (about 90 meters away); Connection to Town (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Boblo Island (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Strategic Location (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Brick Officers’ Guard Room (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
The Great Sauk Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. The Great Sauk Trail Marker
View from the site of historical marker, looking south along Dalhousie Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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