The Newberry Library Seminar in Early American History and Culture
Thursday, September 25, 2008, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Chicago in Indian Country: The Murder of Jean B. Lalime
Ann Keating, North Central College
This paper is an excerpt from the first chapter of a manuscript that explores the Fort Dearborn era in Chicago (1803-1812). The resulting book will culminate in a reconsideration of the August 1812 battle that brought the destruction of the first Fort Dearborn. My research focuses on the many individuals who called the Chicago area home during these years, as well as their overlapping family, linguistic, business, social, and national networks. In this paper, I explore the lives of Jean Lalime and John Kinzie, two men whose lives show the complex allegiances that evolved in early Chicago, where personal connections, not institutions, formed the bedrock of society.
All papers are pre-circulated electronically to those who plan to attend the seminar in person. For a copy of the paper, e-mail Jenny Butler at email@example.com, or call (312) 255-3524.
Co-sponsored by the History Departments of DePaul University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago
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