ILLINOIS'ABSTRACT OF TITLE

A Transcription
from
Waller's History of Illinois
By
Elbert Waller
Member of Legislature for 10 years
Tamaroa, Illinois


Submitted by Sharon Bradshaw-Hampton

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CLAIMS OF THE INDIANS
Illini Federation
1. Kaskasquias, original occupation
2. Cahokias, original occupation
3. Peorias, original occupation
4. Tamarawas, original occupation
5. Mitchigamies, early occupation

Miami Federation
1. Miamis, original occupation
2. Weas, original occupation
3. Eel Rivers, original occupation
4. Piankeshaws, "always lived here"

Unfederated Tribes
1. Pottowatomies, conquest
2. Kickappos, conquest
3. Saux and Foxes, conquest
4. Shawnees, early occupation

CLAIMS OF SPAIN
1. Discovery by Columbus, 1492
2. Expedition of Ponce De Leon, 1513
3. Expedition of DeSoto, 1541
4. Menendez' proclamation, 1565

CLAIMS OF ENGLAND
1. Discovery by the Cabots, 1498

CLAIMS OF FRANCE
1. Exploration by Verrazani, 1525
2. Exploration by Cartier, 1534
3. Treaty with the Indians, 1671
4. Exploration of Marquette & Joliet, 1673
5. Exploration by LaSalle and Tonti, 1682

CLAIMS OF MASSACHUSETTS
1. Plymouth Company, Charter, 1619
2. Massachusetts Bay Company, Charter, 1618

CLAIMS OF CONNECTICUT
1. Charter from Charles II, 1662


CLAIMS OF NEW YORK
1. Treaty with the Iroquois.

CLAIMS OF ENGLAND AGAIN
1. Treaty of Paris, 1763
2. Occupation by Captain Sterling
3. Proclamation of George III, 1765
4. Quebec Act, 1774

CLAIMS OF INDIANS AGAIN
1. Treaty of Ft. Stanwix, 1768
2. Treaty of Greenville, 1795

CLAIMS OF THE UNITED STATES
1. Declaration of Independence, 1776
2. Conquest by George Rogers, 1778
3. Treaty with England, Sept. 3rd, 1783
4. Cession from New York, 1784
5. Cession from Virginia, 1784
6. Cession from Massachusetts, 1785
7. Cession from Connecticut, 1786
8. Treaties with all the resident tribes.

CLAIMS OF THE PEOPLE
1. Land given to soldiers
2. Land given to settlers
3. Land given to State for schools and sold to people
4. Land given to the State for Railroads and sold to the people
5. Land given to the State for other purposes and sold to the people

AUTONOMY OF ILLINOIS
1. Ordinance of 1787
2. Indiana Territory, 1800
3. Illinois Territory, 1809
4. Admitted as a sovereign State, Dec. 3rd, 1818

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