Imaginary view of the site of Chicago in 1779

Andreas, A. T. (Alfred Theodore), 1839-1900
A. T. Andreas, History of Chicago from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, vol. 1 (Chicago: A. T. Andreas, 1884), frontispiece.

This vision of some of Chicago's earliest residents was the first image in A.T. Andreas' 1886 History of Chicago. The caption notes, the site was then known as “Eschicago” and identifies the building on the north shore of the river as the cabin of Afro-French trader Jean Baptiste Point De Sable. Since the 1600s the area around the mouth of the Chicago River had been a trading ground for various Native American groups, French traders, and their mixed-race descendants.

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Ayer 160.9 .A5 1884
Fur trade Indians of North America Visions of history
Chicago (Ill.)
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