Jean Baptiste Pointe Lasable Research Paper

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The Founding of A City Undeniably rooted in each human soul is the deep seated desire to leave the indelible mark of one 's self behind. But an entire city? Now that really is exceptional! When Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable set out on his journey, I 'm sure he had no idea that would be, ultimately, where his travels would end. Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable was born, at best estimates, sometime between 1745 and 1750 in the small port town of the then French colony of Saint - Dominique. Today, this region is the St. Mark area of Western Haiti. From what can be understood, and most of this was gathered from information collected during government and other agency meetings, DuSable was parented by a French seamen, perhaps a …show more content…
DuSable learned many of the customs, including how to speak the Potawatomi language. Accepted social norms of the time recognized that circumstances would warrant a man of DuSable’s standing should have nothing to do with members of the Potawatomi Tribe, and vice versa, nor any of the neighboring tribes for that matter. Generally speaking, animosity was running high during this time between natives and Americans, ANY Americans. Dating and/or marriage with any one of the tribal women would be a ridiculous consideration, much less would be unheard of. However, this is exactly what did happen. In a traditional ceremony, DuSable married Kittihawa, a woman from the Potawatomi Tribe. This was evidence of the amazing extent to which his relationship to the neighboring tribes, most notably the Potawatomi, was cherished and trusted. Several years later, in 1788, they married a second time in a more traditional marriage and Kittihawa took the name Catherine. He and Kittyhawa went on to raise two children …show more content…
This mass migration created an increase of 148% in the years immediately following World War 1. As this “black belt” which this segregated area of what was quickly becoming black area of Chicago, broadened, its length snaked onward continuing to grow at a steady pace. Eventually, social conflict, animosity and racial tensions exploded and, in 1919, a bloody riot broke out on the streets of Chicago. Many people, historically, recall the riot as the summer of “the red riot”, leaving 15 whites and 23 blacks dead, and another 500 (with 60% being black) injured. (The Chicago Race Riot of 1919). According to the Chicago Website City of Chicago, Chicago was incorporated as a City in 1837 and has continued to thrive and grow into the global city it is recognized as being today. (Chicago History, 2015). Today, the area where DuSable first tasted the American dream is recognized as a National Historic Landmark in Pioneer Court on Michigan Ave. near where Du Sable‘s post once stood. To leave an entire city in memorandum is quite amazing. The land that was once known by the natives as Eschecagou, or “the land of the wild onions”, would forever forward be known as Chicago, the “Windy

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