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Empowering Indigenous People

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

November is Native American Heritage Month!

Friday, November 26 is Native American Heritage Day.

November is Native American Heritage Month. This month was established to honor and recognize Native Americans as the first people of this nation and to celebrate both their cultural heritage and integral importance to our past, our present, and our future. 

Land Acknowledgment

Chicago is the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: The Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi Nations. Many other Tribes like the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Sac and Fox also called this area home. American Indians continue to call this area home and now Chicago is home to the third largest Urban American Indian community that still practices their heritage, traditions and care for the land and waterways.

-American Indian Center of Chicago 

       
                                                                                                                                       
 Map of Indian trails and villages of Chicago and of Cook, DuPage and Will counties in 1804.
Map by Albert F. Scharf, 1900-1901. Villages highlighted in green;
principle trails in red and waterways in blue.
 
Photograph: Chicago History Museum/Getty Images
 

                           

   

                             

Map of American Indian trails and villages
Map of American Indian trails and villages of Chicago, Illinois, and Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties, Illinois, in 1804. By Albert F. Scharf in 1900-1901. This view includes the area between Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois, and Skokie, Illinois. The Green Bay Trail is highlighted in red.

                                                                        

Photograph: Chicago History Museum/Getty Images

Native American Nations Traditional Names and Locations

                                                                Tribal Nations Maps