Current Map of the Downtown Kankakee Area
Look down at the land of the Potawatomie and the Iroquois tribes. You will see a river with many tributaries branching out across the land. To the north and east lies a great marsh. It is a wild land, teaming with fauna and ripe with the wild rice, huckleberries and cranberries that they eat. A few sand dunes form islands on higher grounds. These are the winter settlements of the Indians that trap furs and trade them along the shores of Lake Michigan in summer.