The Billy Caldwell Story examines the historic decision 200 years ago to sign away 5,000,000 acres of land in the Chicago area. As we reflect on that historic decision the documentary interviews tribal members and leadership and their thoughts about that time. Coming 2024.
A short award-winning film about Billy Caldwell and his decision to leave Chicago with the Potawatomi tribe. Our team is prepared to complete a six-part docuseries with historic information and interviews.
Over the course of two years the documentary production team had fun traveling throughout Chicago, Iowa and Kansas. Film Locations: Chicago, Illinois; DeKalb, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa; Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mayetta, Kansas. Thanks to so many people and organizations for making this film a reality. Friends to the right, Dan Melone, Dennis Downes, Susan Kelsey and Andrew Johnson.
Image of General Isaac Brock above (l to r), a British soldier, Tecumseh, Billy Caldwell and father William Caldwell courtesy of the family of Hal Sherman (2014).
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