Potawatomi Chief Billy Caldwell "spent a good part of his life" negotiating treaties with the United States on behalf of the United Nations of the Chippewa, Ottawa and Potawotomi, and for his peacekeeping work, the United States government awarded him 1600 acres on the Chicago River, a plot of land that is now home to the Sauganash, Forest Glen and Edgebrook neighborhoods. Caldwell, who was was of mixed Irish and Native American ancestry, was referred to as Sauganash ("the Englishman") by Native Americans.
Today, Sauganash is often characterized by its almost suburban-like feel. The area is "blessed with an expanse of green space that's a rare commodity in other Chicago neighborhoods," and its tree-lined streets are home to varying styles of homes, from English Tudors to Cape Cods, Georgians to bungalows. "Miles of woodland, biking trails, flora and fauna are all just around the corner" from this neighborhood, making it "one of Chicago's most desirable neighborhoods for peace and quiet."