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Kickapoo - A tribe of Algonquian indians who formerly roamed what is now the state of Wisconsin.  They were allied with the Sauk and Fox from early history, and in 1712 entered into a plot with the Fox to burn the fort at Detroit.  They joined with Tecumseh in the War of 1812, and some of them fought under Black Hawk in 1832.

At one time a large group journeyed west and became known as the Mexican Kickapoo.  They were troublesome along the border.  The eastern band, which claimed the central portion of Illinois, ceded this to the Government in 1819 and moved west.  The Kickapoo have given their name to a river in Wisconsin, creeks in Illinois and Texas, and small places in these states and Kansas

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