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Title Autobiography of Henry W. Blodgett
Author Blodgett, Henry Williams
Date 1906
Document Type Rare Book
Names Black Hawk
Region Illinois; Michigan
Places Detroit, Chicago, Naperville, Fort Dearborn
Keywords Native Americans, Pottowatomie, Black Hawk War, education
Theme Native Americans; Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements
Place of Publication Waukegan, Illinois
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "An excellent narrative of early Illinois from 1821 to around 1892. Smitten with "Western Fever," Blodgett's father brought his family out from Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830. In the spring of 1831, he settled about five miles south of the present town of Naperville. On the way from Detroit by wagon team, considerable time was spent in the village of Chicago. The narrative deals principally with Native American affairs and the Black Hawk War."

(Graff 331, sold, E5 .B619, substituted).

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 331
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue