Native American Authors: Browsing by Tribe
Online resources about the Illinois
Author: R. Fester
Description: Information about the Illinois Confederacy.
Author: Virginia Haase
Description: This page on the tribe is part of a Native North American Cultures online exhibit created by Minnesota State University – Mankato.
Illinois History by Lee Sultzman
Author: Lee Sultzman
Description: History of the Illinois people by Lee Sultzman from the First Nations website.
Legend of the Piasa
Author: Glenn Welker
Description: The Illinois tribe has handed down the legend of a flying dragon that lived in the cliffs of the Illinois River. Glenn Welker tells the tale of this monster — “It was big–bigger than a horse–and scaly with horns. It had a long snakish tail that curled around its body and teeth like daggers. Its eyes flashed fire. It lived amongst the bluffs of the Illinois River where it watched for prey. Anyone so unwise as to paddle canoe or
pirogue too close to the monster’s den would suddenly find the sun blotted out by leather wings…”
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