Jean-Baptiste-Point DuSable (1745-1818)

Jean-Baptiste-Point DuSable, a frontier trader, trapper and farmer is generally regarded as the first resident of what is now Chicago, Illinois. There is very little definite information on DuSable‚Äôs past. It is believed by some historians that he was born free around 1745 in St. … Continue reading Jean-Baptiste-Point DuSable (1745-1818)