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Kenosha in Kenosha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kee-neau-sha-Kau-ning

 
 
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By Fitzie Heimdahl, January 20, 2021
1. Kee-neau-sha-Kau-ning Marker
Inscription.  As early as 1795, the Potawatomi had a mile- long village on the Pike River near here. Fur trader Jacques Vieau Sr.’s son, Peter, wrote the village was called “Kee-neau-sha-Kau-ning,” meaning “the pickerel’s abiding place,” and it “was noted for the abundance of fish.” The Potawatomi would “rendezvous every spring, maple sugar time…and put up their supply of fish” for the summer.

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. Erected 2020 Kenosha Public Museum
 
Erected 2020 by Kenosha Public Museum. (Marker Number 588.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansWar of 1812.
 
Location.

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42° 35.169′ N, 87° 48.764′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is on 1st Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha WI 53140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 319 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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