Francois-Xavier Rouensa (1650 - d.) MP

Chief of the Kaskaskian Tribe (Algonkian family), Illinois Territory

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Place of Burial: Chief of the Kaskaskian Tribe (Algonkian family), Illinois Territory
Birthplace: Kaskaskia Illinois Territory
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Occupation: Chief of Kaskaskia indians
Managed by: Baruch Miller
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About Francois-Xavier Rouensa

Mamenthoüensa was Chief of the Kaskaskia ("Kaskaskahamwa") Tribe and rose to the position of Chief of the Illini Confederation.  Today, he is most often referred to simply as Rouensa. Alternate names include Francois-Xavier Rouensa,, Mamentouensa, Mamantouensa, Mamenthousensa.

Many Louisianians with ties to Pointe Coupee and Avoyelles Parishes, can claim descendency from Rouensa, Chief of the Illiniwek Indian tribe in the late 17th/early 18th century, via his daughter,Marie.

The Illiniwek Indians (aka: Illini) were part of the Algonquin Indian nation that eventually relocated to the vicinity of Fort de Chartres.

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1650
1650
Kaskaskia Illinois Territory
1675
1675
Age 25
Kaskaskia Illinois Territory
1677
1677
Age 27
Kaskaskia, near Illinois River, Illinois Territory
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Chief of the Kaskaskian Tribe (Algonkian family), Illinois Territory
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