Friends of the Chicago Portage President Jeff Carter will take you back to the “Battle of Fallen Timbers” and the resulting 1795 Treaty of Greenville that put an end to the Northwest Indian War and ceded to the new United States “one piece of land, six miles square at or near the mouth of the Chicago River, emptying into the southwest end of Lake Michigan,” the area now known by Chicagoans as “the Loop.”
For more information, visit Friends of the Chicago Portage’s website. Here at Roosevelt University, Professor Mike Bryson has made water a central aspect of his teaching, devoting assignments, field trips, and entire courses to the role of water in the Chicago area. This fall, he offers SUST 220 Water as a hybrid course meeting several Saturdays and online, with select field trips. If you are interested in taking this or any of our courses this summer or fall, please contact your RU academic advisor for registration details. If you are not currently a Roosevelt University student, we encourage you to investigate our degree options, and our course listings. For more information, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email applyRU@roosevelt.edu.