Logan County Genealogical &
Historical Society hears presentation on Kickapoo Tribes
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[March 02, 2018]
Local Master Naturalist
Dr. Pamela Moriearty shares a book "The Rhoades Site: A historic
Kickapoo village on the Illinois prairie" written by Mark J. Wagner
with Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society member Bill
Donath. Moriearty spoke at the February meeting of the LCG&HS on the
topic of the Kickpoo Tribes, citing Wagner's book as one of her
In her presentation, Moriearty described the history and lifestyle
of a small band of Kickapoo Indians whose village was just outside
the city of Lincoln.
She explained how the tribe came to settle in this area and how they
fared in the turbulent confrontations of the incoming settlers in
the late 18th century, finally leaving the area in the 1820s.
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There are only three Kickapoo Tribes left, one in Kansas, one in Oklahoma and
one in Texas.
The Logan County site where the Kickapoo village was located is at the off-ramp
of I–155 and I–55.
[Information provided by JoAnne