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From: Me Bart <>
Subject: [ILCOLES-L] Kickapoo Indians in Coles
Date: 6 Aug 2000 06:59:03 -0700


There is an old newspaper article about William Stanislaus Rigsby accompanying some Kickapoo Indians back to Coles County from Washington DC about 1827. He was apparently responsible for providing food for a group of Kickapoo camped outside Charleston. A creek was named Kickapoo due to their presence in the area. Does anyone have anything about this event to help explain what was happening? or the role of William Rigsby in this event?

Thanks. Paula



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