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Encyclopedia > Portage Des Sioux, Missouri

Portage Des Sioux is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The town sits on the Mississippi River roughly opposite Alton, Illinois, and is the home of the riverside shrine of Our Lady of the Rivers. The population was 351 at the 2000 census. The city was founded in 1799 by Spanish Lt. Gov. Zenon Trudeau and François Saucier in reaction to American plans to build a military post about twelve miles downstream. The French name derives from the overland escape route between the Missouri River and Mississippi River used by a band of Sioux, fleeing enemies; they used this area as a portage for their canoes, outdistancing their rivals who instead paddled all of the way to the confluence of the rivers. St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Historic Alton Home Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles north of St. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... The Sioux (IPA ) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... For the Gentoo Linux package manager, see Portage (software). ... Canoe at El Nido, Philippines A canoe is a relatively small human-powered boat. ... Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ...


The Treaties of Portage des Sioux in 1815 were signed here ostensibly settling Native American and United States conflicts in the War of 1812. The treaties consolidated affirmed the Treaty of St. Louis (1804) in which the Sac and Fox ceding northeast Missouri and much of Illinois and Wisconsin and the 1808 Treaty of Fort Clark in which the Osage Nation ceded all of Missouri and Arkansas. The results were to ultimately result in the Black Hawk War and the tribes being forced to move west of Missouri. The Treaties of Portage des Sioux were a series of treaties at Portage des Sioux, Missouri in 1815 that officially were supposed to mark the end of conflicts between the United States and Native Americans at the conclusion of the War of 1812. ... This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Treaty of St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Fox tribe of Native Americans are an Algonquian language-speaking group that are now merged with the allied Sac tribe as the Sac and Fox Nation. ... The Treaty of Fort Clark (also known as the Treaty with the Osage or the Osage Treaty) was signed at Fort Osage (then called Fort Clark) on November 10, 1808 (ratified on April 28, 1810) in which the Osage Nation ceded all the land east of the fort in Missouri... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Combatants United States Sauk Nation Commanders Henry Atkinson Henry Dodge Adam Snyder Isaiah Stillman Samuel Whiteside Black Hawk Strength 2,000 Miltia 1,500 Regulars volunteers? Indian allies ? 1000 The majority were women and children Casualties 33 killed in action 39 non-combatants killed 450-600 The Black Hawk War...


Geography

Portage Des Sioux is located at 38°55′35″N, 90°20′35″W (38.926348, -90.342982)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²). 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (7.84%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 351 people, 134 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 288.3/km² (745.3/mi²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 124.9/km² (322.8/mi²). The racial 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


There were 134 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.20. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,333, and the median income for a family was $42,321. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,693. About 2.8% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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