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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 Chesaning Argus

The Chesaning Argus, November 21, 1877

The classifieds section of this week’s edition of The Chesaning Argus provides some insight into local Native American culture, and furnishes an epilogue to the story of a brutal murder.

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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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The Chesaning Argus

The Chesaning Argus, November 14, 1877

This week we receive some insight into both the past and the future of The Chesaning Argus, and one local pioneer gives his own personal recollections of the great Indian chief Shako, who once made his camp near Chesaning.

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