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Fundraiser: The Negotiator: Billy Caldwell Documentary

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

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A Fundraiser for Mitchell Museum of the American Indian: The Negotiator: Billy Caldwell Documentary 

Thursday, June 20 |  7 PM film showtime

As one of the treaty signers in 1829 and 1833, Billy Caldwell and others negotiated the sale of 5,000,000 acres of land in northwest Illinois, resulting in the removal of all Native American tribes in the state of Illinois. Billy Caldwell, son of a Mohawk woman, Rising Sun and British Army Captain, William Caldwell was a leader in early Chicago.  Although he was not a blood relative of the Great Lakes tribes in the area in 1833, Caldwell worked to negotiate the safe passage of the United Nations of Chippawa, Ottawa and Potawatomi out of the state of Illinois and west to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Today, Caldwell’s Band of Prairie People now live in Mayetta, Kansas as the federally-recognized tribe of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. This documentary explores these actions through research and interviews with local subject experts.

For more information, email jgackstetter@mitchellmuseum.org or call the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian (847) 475-0911.


June 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT


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