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Starved Rock Non fiction research
Jarrett Library Databases Ebsco Host Britannica - School Edition World Book
Starved Rock LaSalle County, Illinois
Starved Rock on Illinois River
History Home to humans from as early as 8000 B.C. Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources Hopewell Indians
History Woodland Indian cultures thrived here. Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
1500s – 1700s Illiniwek, Native Americans lived here Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources colored pen and ink by Alexandre de Batz, 1735) muslink/nat_amer/post/htmls/il.h tml
How it was named Native American legend of injustice and retribution. Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources u:8081/cdm4/item_viewer.p hp?CISOROOT=/tdc&CISOPT R=860&REC=4 View from Top of Starved Rock
Legend of its name In the 1760s, Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa tribe from upriver, was slain by an Illiniwek while attending a tribal council in southern Illinois. Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
Legend of its name Avenge their chiefs death During one of the battles, a band of Illiniwek, under attack Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
Legend of its name Illiniwek sought refuge atop a 125-foot sandstone butte.
How it was named The Ottawa and Potawatomi surrounded the bluff and held their ground until the hapless Illiniwek died of starvation- giving rise to the name Starved Rock. Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
Canyons at Starved Rock sandstone formations created by glacial runoff.