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The Du Sable Myth

To the editor: Harold Henderson’s fine article about recent archaeological findings in Peoria (May 31) describes what must have been Louis Chatellereau’s farm. This prominent French-Canadian, who also lived at Cahokia, had an Indian slave, Pointe Sable, whom he mortgaged to the trader Gabriel Cerre, along with his other property, in 1792. This slave became […]