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Trader Kinzie and the Battle of Fort Dearborn
Pioneer Traders, Part Two
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Chicago was nothing more than a fort with a cluster of houses outside of it when John Kinzie and his family arrived there in 1804. John wanted to become a trader, and he opened his home to all who came there to trade—white and Native American alike. But trouble was brewing with some of the Native Americans, and with the English as well, and Trader Kinzie knew he had to find a way to keep his family safe.