Croghan Treaty with Pontiac

Croghan Treaty with Pontiac (HM1EMD)

Location: Sidell, IL 61876 Edgar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 51.918', W 87° 52.851'

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July 1765

Near here, on July 18, A.D. 1765, Colonel George Croghan, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the British government, made a preliminary treaty of peace with Pontiac, chief of the Ottawas and leader of the great Indian confederacy. By the terms of this agreement the allegiance of the Indians was transferred from the French to the English, thus securing the eastern Mississippi valley for Anglo-Saxon civilization.

The intersection of the Fort Harrison (Terre Haute) Fort Clarke (Peoria) and Kaskaskia-Detroit trails was in this vicinity.

Site given by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Richardson 1924
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1924
Placed ByMadam Rachel Edgar Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 424662 N 4413178
Decimal Degrees39.86530000, -87.88085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.918', W 87° 52.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 55.08" N, 87° 52' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25-37 2700 N, Sidell IL 61876, US
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