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The Illinois Country in Transition, 1763–1765

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Louis St. Ange de Bellerive's career during the critical years 1763–1765, as he moved his commandancy westward across the Illinois Country from Vincennes to Fort de Chartres ... More


Fort d’Orléans and the Grotton–St. Ange Family

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that the Grotton–St. Ange family was the most important political and military family in Upper Louisiana for the half century between 1720 and 1770. Louis St. Ange de Bellerive ... More


1680–1682: Everything Is Difficult: (Čeeki kiikoo aarimatwi)

Mark Walczynski

in The History of Starved Rock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748240
eISBN:
9781501748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748240.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the arrival of French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, at Kaskaskia. Of the Roman Catholic religious orders that labored in New France during the time of La ... More


“Not So Denatured as to Kill Her Child”: Marie-Jeanne and Lisette

Sophie White

in Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469654041
eISBN:
9781469654065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654041.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter Three moves to the Illinois Country (Upper Louisiana) in 1748 and explores the contentious relationship between two enslaved women: Marie-Jeanne, a pregnant woman of African descent accused ... More


Landscapes of Forgetting and the Materiality of Enslavement: Using Class, Ethnicity, and Gender to Search for the Invisible on a Postcolonial French House Lot in the Illinois Country

Erin N. Whitson

in Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054391
eISBN:
9780813053127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054391.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Forgetfulness can be a violent act. In discussing Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, Walter Schroeder writes that “the French, Spanish, and Americans shied away from using the words esclave, esclavo, and ... More


The Rise of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces Louis St. Ange de Bellerive's slow ascent to power during the three decades preceding the French and Indian War, with particular emphasis on his rise as an Indian diplomatist and ... More


Slaves: African and Indian

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the role played by African and Indian slaves in early St. Louis. Indians had practiced slavery long before European explorers, traders, and colonizers arrived on North American ... More


The Rise of Federal Title

Gregory Ablavsky

in Federal Ground: Governing Property and Violence in the First U.S. Territories

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190905699
eISBN:
9780190905729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905699.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The failure of federal efforts to reform title meant that federal officials in the territories found themselves, unwillingly, adjudicating conflicting claims to ownership, often in ad hoc, unplanned ... More


1730–1776: We Leave, Never to Return: (Nimecimehkaamina)

Mark Walczynski

in The History of Starved Rock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748240
eISBN:
9781501748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748240.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes the events in Starved Rock from 1730 to 1776. By 1732, nearly all Peoria Indians were living at villages in the Illinois Valley, at either Starved Rock or at Lake Peoria. For ... More


St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The standard story of St. Louis's founding tells of fur traders Pierre Laclède Liguest and Auguste Chouteau hacking a city out of wilderness. This book overturns such gauzy myths with the contrarian ... More


Land Mad

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

George Croghan first saw the Illinois Territory in 1765. There, after he was tomahawked and marched to Vincennes and Kaskaskia, he brokered peace with Pontiac before riding to Detroit to announce ... More


Logs and Stones: Early St. Louis Buildings

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the role played by woodcutters, carpenters, cabinetmakers, and stonemasons in St. Louis during its earliest years, 1766–1770. Charles E. Peterson, one of the founding fathers of ... More


The Coutume de Paris Rules

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how the Coutume de Paris (customary law of Paris) influenced nineteenth-century domestic affairs, especially inheritance practices, in a large swath of northern France, as well ... More


The Making of an American Frontier

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the late winter of 1778, two years into the American Revolution, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark began planning an attack on a British post in the far western Illinois Country. Clark and ... More


Beyond the Laclède-Chouteau Legend

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores the importance of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive and Charles-Joseph Labuxière within the larger context of Illinois Country history and society. More specifically, it examines how St. ... More


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