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The Chesaning Argonaut

Indian Sites of Chesaning

Chesaning was once an important center of Indian activity, before the arrival of European settlers. Unfortunately, most of the evidence of their presence has long since disappeared. Here is a brief summary of some important Native American sites whose presence is attested in various sources.

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The Fall of Shako

The Fall of Shako is the account of a historical battle between two Indian chiefs that took place near Chesaning, along the banks of the Shiawasse River.  It’s author was a young James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927), who would later go on to become an acclaimed writer of adventure novels.

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