Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Indian Boundary Line with Chicago Velo

Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Indian Boundary Line with Chicago Velo

Chicago Velo

The Good City Group is partnering with Chicago Velo as it is organising its Summer 2016 bike tours around and along the Indian Boundary Line.

Click here to check out the latest Chicago Velo’s Summer Bike Tours!

July 23 /11:00 am / Tours of Rogers Park 2016 @ Warren Park

August 20 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm / Tour of Jefferson Park 2016 @ Jefferson Park

September 3 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm / Tour of Forest Glen 2015 @ Indian Boundary Forest Preserve

October 15 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm / Prairie Tour Two 2016 @ BVerger Park

November 5 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm / Tour of West Ridge 2016 @ Indian Boundary Park

On August 24, 1816 at the second Treaty of St. Louis, the Nations of the Great Lakes region known as the Council of the Three Fires, the Odawa, the Potawatomi and the Ojibwe ceded to the United States a 20-mile stretch of land from Calumet City to the northernmost communities of present day Chicago and from Lake Michigan to the Fox and Illinois Rivers. This marks the two hundredth year of the treaty, which unfolded in the aftermath of the Battle of Fort Dearborn, and marked a new chapter in the United States’ acquisition of territory and displacement of the indigenous people of the region. The Treaty of St. Louis is a name given to a series of treaties between the United States and a number of Native American tribes and Nations between 1804 and 1824 and the signing of the second treaty of 1816 is one of the most impacting events in Illinois’ history that paved the way for statehood and forever shaped the geography and character of Chicago and many surrounding suburbs. 

The Indian Boundary Bike Tours will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Treaty of St. Louis of 1816t with five bike tours that feature four northern Chicago Community Areas most impacted by the Indian Boundary, and a fifth tour looking at the Prairie School Architecture of the area, a tour that is also part of the Prairie Tours series.