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  • Historian's tale of colonial Illinois about collaboration rather than conquest

    Illinois colonial history is a distinctive one, says University of Illinois historian Robert Morrissey in a new book.

    Illinois’ colonial history is a distinctive one, says University of Illinois historian Robert Morrissey in a new book. The French who settled there found a mutual self-interest with the Illinois Indians, forming not only alliances but mixed-race communities. They often worked against the goals of the French empire.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Robert Morrissey, call 217-300-4100; email rmorriss@illinois.edu.

    The book, “Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial Illinois Country,”is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.