[ kuhs-kas-kee-uh ]

  1. a river in E central Illinois, flowing SW to the Mississippi River. 320 miles (515 km) long.

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How to use Kaskaskia in a sentence

  • Six days brought the invaders to the Kaskaskia River, three miles above the principal settlement.

    The Old Northwest | Frederic Austin Ogg
  • Had the British forces immediately pushed on, this same scene might have been repeated at Kaskaskia and Cahokia.

    The Old Northwest | Frederic Austin Ogg
  • The old parish registers of Kaskaskia are full of records of these mixed marriages.

  • Sixty miles below St. Louis, the Kaskaskia joins it, after a devious course of 400 miles.

  • The prairies are rather level, and in places inclined to be wet; the timber, especially along the Kaskaskia, heavy.