“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Rockford in DeKalb County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Shabbona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2006
1. Shabbona Marker
Inscription. In the early 1800's Shabbona was a principal chief of the Ottowa, Potawatomi, and Chippewa group of tribes which banded together to form "The Three Fires." Shabbona camped briefly in a large grove one-half mile south of here. He fought with the British in the War of 1812 and later helped the settlers of Northern Illinois by warning of Indian uprisings during the Winnebago outbreak. In the Black Hawk War, Shabbona alerted pioneers to impending Indian raids and offered to lead an attack against the Sauk and Fox tribes.
Erected 1986 by Illinois State Historical Society and The Illinois Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 41° 46.073′ N, 88° 51.73′ W. Marker is near Rockford, Illinois, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of East Comanche Avenue (Illinois Route 30) and Indian Road, on the right when traveling east on East Comanche Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dekalb IL 60115, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Chief Shabbona (approx. 0.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  Shabbona. Wikipedia biographical link including a lot of Northwest (central U.S. NW) history. (Submitted on July 18, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,349 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on June 8, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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