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Cahokia in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chief Pontiac

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
1. Chief Pontiac Marker
Inscription.  Pontiac was an Ottawa Indian, born about 1720 in the Detroit area. By 1755, Pontiac had become a Chief. In 1763 warfare began between the Indian tribes and the English. The Indians were unsuccessful in their attack on Fort Detroit and Fort Pitt because they never received the promised support of the French. In 1766, Chief Pontiac signed a peace treaty with the British.

Considered a great Chief by the Indian Nation, Pontiac was killed in 1769 in Cahokia by an Indian from the Illinois tribe.
 
Location. 38° 34.26′ N, 90° 11.287′ W. Marker is in Cahokia, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on East 1st Street just east of Church Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along with several others around a clock structure at the Cahokia Wedge (a grassy area), across from Church of the Holy Family. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Church Street, East Saint Louis IL 62206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grand Plan (a few steps from this marker); 13 Star Day (a few steps from this marker); Fort Bowman (a few steps
Chief Pontiac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
2. Chief Pontiac Marker
from this marker); Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest (within shouting distance of this marker); Parks Air College (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks Airport) (within shouting distance of this marker); French-Colonial Home Site Of Jean Baptiste Hamelin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahokia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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