This illustration, created for Peoria’s tricentennial in 1991, showcases the beginning of the peaceful coexistence between settlers and American Indians in the Peoria area of the Illinois River valley. That continued coexistence caused puzzlement and concern among territorial authorities at the start of the War of 1812 and resulted in a military expedition to the village on the site of modern-day Peoria. That expedition, through a series of misunderstandings, burned the town, setting off a decades-long court fight over land rights. Written on back of image: Tri-Centennial Poster which is one of many memorabilia items which are on sale.
This illustration, created for Peoria’s tricentennial in 1991, showcases the beginning of the peaceful coexistence between settlers and American Indians in the Peoria area of the Illinois River valley. That continued coexistence caused puzzlement and concern among territorial authorities at the start of the War of 1812 and resulted in a military expedition to the village on the site of modern-day Peoria. That expedition, through a series of misunderstandings, burned the town, setting off a decades-long court fight over land rights. Written on back of image: Tri-Centennial Poster which is one of many memorabilia items which are on sale. Journal Star photo by John Friedah. Photo taken Dec. 1991.
This illustration, created for Peoria’s tricentennial in 1991, showcases the beginning of the peaceful coexistence between settlers and American Indians in the Peoria area of the Illinois River valley. That continued coexistence caused puzzlement and concern among territorial authorities at the start of the War of 1812 and resulted in a military expedition to the village on the site of modern-day Peoria. That expedition, through a series of misunderstandings, burned the town, setting off a decades-long court fight over land rights. Written on back of image: Tri-Centennial Poster which is one of many memorabilia items which are on sale. Journal Star photo by John Friedah. Photo taken Dec. 1991.

Peoria settlement sacked, burned during War of 1812

December 17, 2017 07:00 AM