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I do not have. Optukkee, or Commodore, is married to an Indian woman called Julia. They have one child, a son named Tapwatuk, now aged about nine or ten years. Taweena (?) another daughter of Masheena, was married, had a daughter named Ayachee, who married Neeboqua (or William Honnell). Their daughter, Kawkeasauqua, is married to Grant Weeweenas, and has two children, a daughter named Namkumgoqua (Bertha Weeweenas), now aged about 22 years, and one son, Neepahkum (Philip Weeweenas) aged about 14.

All the descendants of Masheena except those of Taweenalo are also descended from Kanakuk, and are the Prophet's only living descendants.

The McLean County Historical Society has full-size reproductions in oil of Catlin's portrait of Masheena, Kanakuk, Ahtonwetuk, and the two Kickapoo squaws, Ahteewatomee and Sheenawee, also photographs of Nubya Eshnoqua, Kachassa, Wapoatek and his family, Optukkee and family, the family of Kawkeasauqua, and Shawakea, all provided by the generosity of our president, Mr. George P. Davis.

In attempting to analyze the character of an Indian, especially a fullblood, we should never fall into the error of judging him by the white man's standard. He is first and last an Indian, with ideas and thoughts quite alien to those of the white race, and from what we know of Míasheena, I cannot believe he was any exception to this rule, and had it not been for his full realization of the superior force of the United States, his loyalty to his own people would doubtless have led him to resist further the settlement of Central Illinois with the tomahawk and the scalping-knife.

MILO CUSTE". Bloomington, Illinois, March 4, 1911.

10 My informant was not sure this was her correct name.

INDEX.

А

PAGE.
Abbott, (Dr.) Lyman..

107
A. B. Plot, reference to.

30, 34
Adams County, Ill.

17,76
Adams, Henry-History of the United States, quoted on the Virginians.

95
Adams, John Quincy.

.32, 41
African Slave Trade...

79
Ahsahmeenotenwawkwa, (The Long Named One) Kickapoo Indian, daughter of Masheena..

118, 120
Ahteewatomee, Kickapoo Squaw, portrait of in McLean County, Historical Society.

121
Ahtonwetuk, Kickapoo Indian, portrait of in McLean County Historical Society.

121
Ainsworth, Harry

XI
Alabama State, Constitution, amendments to..

60
Alamo, California.

119
Albany, N. Y

15
Albion, Illino's

.VII, IX, 4, 20, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 53
Albion, Illinois,early public library in.

44
Alexander County, Illinois.

93, 94
Alexander County, Illinois-number of soldiers furnished by in War of the Rebellion

98
Alexander County, Illinois—vote of for president in 1860.

98
Alexander, (Dr.) William.

29, 32, 33, 41
Allegheny Mountains..

79
Allen, Lane & Scott, (publishers) Philadelphia, Pa.

14
Alschuler, Samuel..

X
Altgeld, John P.-Governor of Illinois.

96
Alton, Illinois..

VII, XII, 9, 76
America.

-5, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53
American Charters, Constitutions and Organic Laws, by F. N. Thorpe-quoted.

56
American Commonwealth, by James Bryce-quoted..

. 55, 56, 57
American Commonwealth, new edition 1910, by James Bryce-quoted.

59
American Flag..

45, 79, 83
American Political Science Review, February, 1907

56
American Republic.

25
American Union.

27
Americans.

47, 49, 86, 87, 115, 120
Ames, (Mrs.) John C.

XII
Anderson, Andrew L.

XI
Anderson, Sumner S.

XI
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Mass., 1907—reference to..

56
Anti-Slavery Leaders in Illinois.

96
Appleton & Company (pubs.).

15
Appleton & Company (pubs.) --foot note.

99
Arbuthnot, Mariot, British Admiral, War of the Revolution.

15
Archaeology, Illinois State Historical Society, Committee on, report of.

17
Arkansas-U. S. Land Office in.

32
Armstrong, John-foot note..

27
Army of the Cumberland-War of the Rebellion.

83
Aryan Colonists in Europe.

43
Atchison County, Kansas.

119, 120
Atkins, (Gen.) Šmith D.—Patriotism of Northern Illinois, paper read at Memorial Meeting, April
14, 1911..

78, 79-92
Atkins, Smith D., Captain of Regiment raised in Stephenson County, Illinois, War of the Rebellion 81
Atkins, Smith D...

VII, XI, 4, 12
Aurora, Illinois..

.X, X1
Ayachee, Kickapoo Indian.

121

B

reference to..

Bacchus, (Mrs.) Leroy.
Bacon, (Mrs.) E. M.
Bacon, Franc, The Criminal History of Ogle Co., Ill.
Bagby, John S.
Baker, Virginia.
Ball,! Farlin Q.

XII
XI
108
Х
15
IX

107

X

Index-Continued.

PAGE
Baldwin, Eugene F., Dream'of the South (The)-story of Illinois during the Civil War, paper read

at the memorial meeting, Illinois State Historical Society, April 14, 1911..
Baltimore, Md.

.4, 12, 84-92

44
Bapt st Indian Missions-history of, by Rev. Isaac McCoy.

118
Barradall, Edward.

15
Barton, R. T..

15
Bateman & Selby's Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois.
Bateman, (Dr.) Newton, Bateman & Selby's Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois.

107
Battle Cry of Freedom (war song).

78
Battle of Big Black River.

101
Battle of Buena Vista..

97
Battle of Bull Run.

85
Battle of Champion Hills.

101
Battle of Chickamauga..

65
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Miss.

83
Battle of Elk River

65
Battle of Ft. Donelson.
Battle of Franklin, Tenn.

101, 102

97
Battle of Hatchie.

83
Battle of Lookout Mountain.

65
Battle of Mission Ridge..

65
Battle of Missionary Ridge.

83
Battle of Nashville, Tenn.

97
Battle of New Orleans.

95
Battle of Ringgold, Ga.

65
Battle of Shiloh.

103
Battle of Talarera..

51
Battle of Tippecanoe.
Baum & Sloo Business firm.

.95, 115

28
Baum, Martin-foot note.

27
Baxter, (Mrs.) Martha K

IX
Baxter, S. W

XI
Beair

42
Beardstown, Ill.
Beecher, (Dr.) Lyman.

76
Belgium..

47
Belleville, Ill.
Bell, John, candidate for President U.S., 1860—-vote of.

XI, 42,96
Bell, John-Vote of Gallatin Co., for president in 1860.

80,98

97
Belvidere, Ill.

X, XI, XII, 16
Bender, (Mrs.) Inez J.

XI
Benson, John, Jr..

116
Bent, Charles

XI
Benton, Thomas, "Thirty Years View," Vol. 1-quoted, foot note.

34
Berry, (Dr.) Daniel.

XI,9
Berry, Elijah C...

37
Berry, (Col.) James C. of Vandalia.

41
Berry, Orville F.

X
Berry, R. L.

13
Berwick, Ill.

XII
Beveridge, (Gen.) John L..

83
Big Black River ---battle of.

101
“Big Four" Railroad.

117
Big Wabash River.

45
Biloxi, Miss.

67
Birkbeck family

44, 48, 54
Birkbeck, Morris..

23, 43, 44, 45, 48, 53
Birkbeck, Morris-writings of, reference to.

48
Black Hawk War.

97
Blackwelder family

16
Blackwelder, I. S..

16
Blair, Francis G..

XI
Blair, Frank P

92
Blooming Grove, McLean Co., Ill..

115, 116, 117, 118
Bloomington, nl..

.VII, IX, XI, XII, 21, 121
Bloomington, Ill., Bulletin-newspaper of Jan. 2, 1889

118
Bloomington, Ill. , Republican Convention of 1856-held at

63
Bloomington Township, McLean Co., Ill.—foot note.

116
Bond County, Ill.

93
Bond, Shadrach, Governor of Illinois.

96
Bonpas River.
Boone County, Ill.

83
Borglau's- -adoption and amendment of Constitutions, quoted

56
Boss, Henry R.-History of Ogle County, published 1859.

113
Boston, Mass

15, 75
Bowman, E. M..

XI
Brainerd, Legh K.

9
Brayton, A. W

114
Breckenridge, John C.

.81,98

48, 53

...

Index-Continued.

PAGE.
Breckenridge, John C.-candidate for President U.S., vote of.

80
Breckenridge, John C.-vote of Southern Illinois counties for President in 1860..

.97,98
Breese, Sidney, Chief Justice Supreme Court-decision as to legality of Governor Yates, action in
proroguing Legislature January, 1865..

91
British Isles.

53
British Race..

115, 120
Bronson Bros.

14
Bronson, Henry (M. D.)..

14
Brown, Anna, Home for the Aged, Quincy, Ill.

66
Brown, (Mrs.) C. C..

XI
Brown County, Ill..

17
Brown County, Kan.

. 119, 120
Brown County, Kan., Kickapoo Reservation in.

116
Browne, Thomas C.

29, 30, 40, 41
Browne, (Judge) Thomas C., candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1822.

29, 30
Bryce, James, American Commonwealth, Vol. II-quoted..

55, 56, 57
Bryce, James, American Commonwealth, last edition 1910_quoted.

59
Buchanan, James, elected U. S. President 1856..

79
Buck, Solon J..

12
Buell, Don Carlos, Union Major-General, War of the Rebellion.

103
Buena Vista-battle of..

99
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show-reference to..

118
Bunker Hill Monument..

80
Bunn, John W., Vice-president Lincoln Centennial Association.

101
Burdock, J..

47
Burnet, Jacob.

29
Burnham, J. H.

..VII, IX, XI, XII, 6, 7, 17

,
Burr, Horace.

14
Burrell, Orlando.

98
Burrows, (Dr.) W. T.

X
Butler College, Indianapolis, Ind.

20,55

с
Cabin of Thomas Ford-preservation of, etc.

108, 111, 112, 114
Cahokia Mound..

17
Cairo, Ill.

.21, 82, 85, 93
Cairo III. occupation of by Union Troops under General R. K. Swift

, April 21
, 1861.

82
California State.

29, 30, 36, 84, 92
California State-admission into Union with free state constitution, September 3, 1850.

4, 20, 62

79
California State Constitution amendments to..

60
Callender, Elliot.

XI
Cambridgeshire, England.

52
Camden, m..

X
Campbell, Charles B.

XII
Canby, Isr el T.-letter to Thomas Sloo, dated Aug. 3, 1823, foot note.

31
Candler, Allen D.

14
Capen, Charles L.

XI
Carbondale, m..
Carey, Michigan, Pottowatomie Indian Mission at..

VII, IX, XI

118
Caribbean Sea.

84
Carlin, Thomas, Governor of Illinois.

96
Carlinville, Ill.

XI
Carmi, ni.

XI
Carolinas (The).

22
Carpenter, R. V.

.VII, X, XI, XII, 6, 7
Carr, Clark E.

.VII, IX, X, XI, XII, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 17, 20,78
Carr, Clark E.-Annual Address before the Illinois State Historical Society. « Illinois”. 4, 20, 21-25
Carr, Clark E-Life of Stephen A. Douglas, foot note.

101
Carr, Clark E-Minister to Denmark, foot note..

101
Carriel, (Mrs.) Mary Turner.

XI
Carter, Robert..

15
Carthage, m..

X
Casey, Zádoc.

41
Castor Hill-(St. Louis County, Mo.) Indian Treaty of, Oct. 24, 1832, at.

118
Catholic Church, Oregon, Ill.

110
Catlin, George-Painter of Kickapoo Indian Chief's portraits.

118, 119, 121
Catlin, George--portrait of Masheena, reference to..

118, 119, 121
Caton, John Dean..

89
Catterall, Ralph C. H.—The Second Bank of the United States, quoted, foot note.

28
Central America.

84
Centralia, Ill.

21
Chamberlin, (Dr.) M. H.

4
Chambersburg, Pa.-foot note.

28
Champaign, Ill.

VII, IX, X
Champion Hills-battle of.

101
Champion, (Col.) Thomas E.

82

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