“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

DeKalb County Illinois Historical Markers

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By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2006
Shabbona Marker
Illinois (DeKalb County), Rockford — Shabbona
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 . . . — Map (db m31672) HM
Illinois (DeKalb County), Shabbona — Chief Shabbona
It was 1775, one year before the American Revolution that an Indian boy was born near the banks of the Kankakee River. A boy who would grow up to befriend the new nation's people. His Ottawa parents named him “Shab-eh-nay” (Shabbona), . . . — Map (db m78301) HM

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