After the War of 1812, the US Government increased pressure on the Potawatomi to cede their lands. In 1833, the Potawatomi signed the Treaty of Chicago, ceding their land. By 1838, many Potawatomi were forcibly removed west of the Mississippi. Others resisted removal and remained in Wisconsin. The villages at Kenosha, Racine, and Waukegan moved to Canada. Kenosha is named after the Potawatomi village.
Kenosha Public Museum
Erected 2020 by Kenosha Public Museum. (Marker Number 588.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • War of 1812.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Vessels (within shouting distance of this marker); Kenosha (Southport) Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Naval Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The United States Marine Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Southport-Kenosha (approx. 0.3 miles away); Simmon's [sic] Island Beach House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Simmons Island Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remember Pearl Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenosha.
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