Forest Glen
Indian village No. 2

Indian village no. 2 adjoins Bowmanville on the West. Comencing at Crawford Ave. it is coextensive with the Caldwell Reservation. The main part of the village, the principle chipping station and Indian workshop was located on a gentle slope south to the river-ford in the south east quarter section 4, town Jefferson. On the opposite bluff west of the river there was an observation camp and also the spring.

Another observation camp was on the bluff south of the river in the northwest quarter Sec 10, same town. Each one of these camps occupying not more than an acre or two of ground. Between the Elston Road Trail C, and the river, in Sec 32, town Niles, there was a minor Indian village as an out-post of the main village on the west. These two villages, Forest Glen and Bowmanville, controlled all the branches of the Green Bay Trail. This minor Indian village is known to our pioneers as "Dutchman's point" referring to a german by the name of Eckhof who was one of the latter day Pottawatomi chiefs with Indian wives.

One mile north, where the trail from Winnetka crossed, there was a small Indian camp east of Niles. Seemingly to complete the circle there were Indian camps north of Edgebrook extending from the Carpenter road to Lincoln Ave, and at Crawford Ave and the Indian Boundary line there was a minor Indian village or hunting camp where large and very sharp leaf shaped arrow points were made and used. Mr Brosil shot deer here in our time.

South of here is the river again and the Bowmanville Forest Glen village trail, running on its northern bank. Here, one hundred yards west of Crawford Ave there was a chipping station marked by a large granite boulder. From here west, the river has a beautiful park-like valley with lofty timber, admitting the breeze from the prairie on the south. The village trail passing through, is here worn inches deep into the gravelly bank and grass refuses to grow to this day. The cause of all this has been ascribed to the "Wabeno" who attracted the young Indian braves and maidens to the sports, gambling games and midnight dances at the Forest Glen Indian village.

The weapons and implements of stone found here, in kind, are similar to those of its neighbor on the east, but in numbers somewhat less. Although diskoidel flints, squaw knives and implements used by women seem to be more numerous.