Hornbeck Tanner is among the foremost experts on the history
of Native American peoples in Illinois the the Great Lakes region.
the Fall of 2004, Dr. Helen Hornbeck Tanner, an esteemed figure
in the study of Midwestern History, spoke to a UIUC class on
Americans in Illinois. Some excerpts of her presentation are below:
Listen to this Introduction
(by Fred Hoxie)
Listen to Helen Tanner introduce herself
for Helen Tanner:
4:06—6:31 Why is the Treaty of Greenville so important?
6:48—9:25 1660 Map and Euro-American Settlement / Early “Reservations”
9:25—12:17 What happened to the Eastern Native groups shown
on this map?
12:17—14:04 How about the Proclamation Line of 1763? Was it
important to Native people?
14:07—17:08 So what events do you consider to have been more
important to the Natives?
17:08—20:31 What makes that treaty so important? How did it
fit into U.S. History in general?
20:31—21:17 Can you tell us more about the Treaty of 1778
that you mentioned?
21:18—23:35 So how were these
treaties affected by subsequent legislation…especially
the Northwest Ordinance?
23:35—25:16 This period of
U.S. History sounds fascinating and has been much-ignored. Can
you recommend a source to learn more? <<Get cover of Warrior Woman>>
25:16—26:59 So how did the Natives and newcomers interact
on this Ohio Frontier?
26:59—28:47 Was the outcome of this interaction inevitable?
Were the American settlers
just that powerful?
28:47—31:31 So was it all
about warfare then? <<<pic
of Aupaumaut if possible>>>
31:40—34:25 How many Native groups were represented by the
34:25—36:04 Were all of the
region’s Indians represented
36:08—37:57 So how did all of this affect Illinois?
37:57—42:55 Did all of these movements of Native people and
groups affect later history?
Could it have been different? And how did American settlement change
the Illinois Country?
42:55—44:27 If the War of 1812 in the West was primarily fought
between Native groups and American settlers, how did that side of
the conflict finally end?
44:27—48:59 I have heard that you are particularly interested
in the Kaskaskia people. Can you tell us more about them? Where
are they today? <<pics: Ellen and John
White and the Campsville Field School??? Also Map showing Alton
and Campsville (with rivers and Kaskaskia)>>>