Winnemac Avenue

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Winnemac Avenue Soundex Code W552

5032 N. from 1200 W. to 8562 W.

Winamac, from which the word Winnemac was derived was a powerful chief of the Pottawattomie Indians. He was a signer of the 1795 Treaty of Greenville that surrendered the site of Chicago to the U.S. Government. He took sides with the British in the War of 1812 and was killed by a Shawnee chief who had sided with the Americans. His name meant "catfish".