1812 Chicago: A scalping, a murder, and a massacre

Chicago author and historian Patrick McBriarty, who two years ago gave us an excellent presentation on Chicago river bridges, returns  to give us a close look at five months events and intrigue at the remote military and trading outpost of Chicagou in 1812.   The story centers on John Kinzie, a leading trader embroiled in preserving his family and his business amidst the Indians, the British, and upstart Americans in these short months leading up to the outbreak of the war.

The Lounge at Iwan Ries.   Tuesday, April 12, 5:30-8:30pm

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ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the secretary at