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 Antoine Le Claire

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Antoine Le Claire

Pioneer. First white settler in Iowa. Co-founder of the city of Davenport, Iowa. Le Claire, Iowa is named for him. He acted as an interpreter for the US government in dealings with Native Americans in the midwest, notably providing his services at the signing of the treaty which secured the Black Hawk Purchase, which included parcels of land which became Davenport and Le Claire, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois. He was fluent in both French and English, and could speak many Native American dialects. His tombstone is inscribed in both French and English.

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  • Created by: Dustin Oliver
  • Added: 23 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7480996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Antoine Le Claire (15 Dec 1797–25 Sep 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7480996, citing Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Dustin Oliver (contributor 37143366) .