Native American Tribe As The Kickapoo

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Kickapoo Location The Native American tribe known as the Kickapoo would have been more important to Illinois’ history if they would have stayed longer. The Kickapoo had originally lived in Illinois. They were later moved away from the states that they lived in which were Illinois and Indiana. They moved to Missouri after leaving their homelands (“Indians”). Some of the other Kickapoo chose to move southward, and the reason they moved is because they wanted to get away from the americans and explorers (“Native”). The Kickapoo that moved to Missouri were later forced into reservations in Kansas and Oklahoma (“Indians”). Some chose to just keep movings south rather than deal with the americans. The tribe had eventually moved all the…show more content…
This rebellion against the colonists was in 1763. The colonists had always been an enemy to the Kickapoo. They also rebelled against the colonists in 1811. This time they were by Tecumseh’s side instead of Pontiac. After this rebel war was lost, the Kickapoo began to move away like their other tribe members, or they were forced into reservations. This is why the Kickapoo had a strong hatred to the colonists or any European settlers (“Indians”). The Kickapoo did not have many Native American enemies, and this is why the Kickapoo Native Americans are considered one of the more peaceful tribes because they were only in two rebellions which is not a lot compared to most other tribes. Language Most Kickapoo researchers actually believe that the language that the Kickapoo speak isn’t actually believed to be a language It is believed to be a dialect of the Native American language known as Mesquakie-Sauk. The fact that they spoke in a way that is connected to Fox and Sauk language means that those tribes might of been closely intertwined. It is an Algonquian language just like the Mesquakie-Sauk language, however Kickapoo is a tone language. A tone language means is that “the pitch of a vowel” will determine what the word means depending on if the pitch is low or high. This language still lives on in today 's world. This language lives on because it is still being taught to children
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