Reminiscences of Early Peoria
by Odillon B. Slane

Transcribed by Gaile Thomas

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

 

CHAPTER

PAGE
INTRODUCTION

5

FOR YOUTH

9

PICTURE OF ODILLON B. SLANE

10

I. REMINISCENCES OF EARLY PEORIA
---INCLUDING INDIAN STORIES

11

II. AN INDIAN MURDER

13

III. FRANK HAVENER 15
IV. A PROPHECY 16
V. THE INDIAN AND BABY GIRL 17
VI. LOVER'S LEAP 18
VII. THE INDIAN GOBBLER 20

VIII. PLANTING GARDENS

21
IX. USING THE LAND 22
X. DIDN'T HAVE THE BOOTS 23
XI. SENACHWINE---LAST CHIEF OF THE POTTAWATOMIES 24
XII. NEE NEE WAH---A LEGEND OF PEORIA LAKE 26
XIII. STORY OF FORT CLARK 27
XIV. FIRST CIRCUS THAT CAME TO PEORIA 31
XV. DANIEL PRINCE---THE BITE OF A RATTLESNAKE 33
XVI. THE METEOR STORM 35
XVII. OLD PRAIRIE TRAILS 36
XVIII. SONG OF AN INDIAN MOTHER 38
XIX. ODE ON A PAIR OF OLD ANDIRONS
by RUTH ELIZABETH PERKINS
39
XX. THE BLACK HAWK WAR 41
PICTURE OF SHABBONA 42

XXI. SHABBONA---"FRIEND OF THE WHITE MAN"

43
PICTURE OF OLD SETTLER"S CABIN   46
XXII. MOTHER OF PIONEERS (A POEM) 47
XXIII. A RETROSPECT 49
XXIV. SIGNIFICANT DATES IN EARLY PEORIA HISTORY 50
XXV. "OUR STATE" (A POEM) 51
XXVI. QUESTIONS ON "OUR STATE" 55
XXVII. ABSTRACT OF TITLE FOR STATE OF ILLINOIS 57

 


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