1874 Mitchell World Atlas map of Chicago. Heartland map of this great city in 1874 from the Mitchell Atlas of the World. Hand colored with the Mitchell signature “grape/vine” border. Note Lincoln Park and “Lakeshore Ditch.”
The fifteen minute long Battle of Fort Dearborn took place on August 15, 1812 between the American troops and Potawatomi Indians. It occurred in what is now the city of Chicago during the War of 1812. The brief conflict ended in a total Native American victory. The Fort was burned down and the surviving soldiers subsequently taken captive. This battle convinced the government and settlers once and for all that all Native Americans must be removed from the land, and placed far away from settlement. This was a prime example of the Natives "winning the battle but losing the war."
Archival reproduction print from high resolution scan. 12" x 15"