MHS Presentation and Movie November 12
MHS will host Monee’s Native American Past, Movie and Presentation on November 12, 10 am – 3 pm at the Heritage Center.
A screening of Princess Monee, the Real Story will take place at 10 am.
At 1p, local expert Mark Madsen will present ‘Native Trails Through Monee and Surrounding Area’
Mark has been an avocational archaeologist and researcher since 1982 and has an M.A. in History. He was past president of the Chicago Archaeological Society and is a member of the Midwest Archaeological Conference, the IAAA, CAS, and the South Suburban Archaeological Society.
Since 1982 he has written more than a dozen books on topics related to Chicago Area History and Archaeology.
In recent years, he has focused attention around Crete, Illinois, where the Vincennes Trail intersected with a branch of the Sauk Trial used in rainy seasons. Crete-Monee and Exchange Avenues ran near this trail. Monee was at the headwaters of Rock Creek trail leading down to the Kankakee River with its choice quarry areas for making tools, and an 80-foot high rock bluff. Not far away was Bourbonnais, Kankakee, and “Soldier’s” Potawatomi Village.