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Legend of Starved Rock

Steve Stout

Legend of Starved Rock

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Published by Utica House Pub. Co. in [Utica, IL] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Illinois,
  • Starved Rock State Park,
  • Starved Rock State Park.
    • Subjects:
    • Illinois Indians -- Folklore.,
    • Legends -- Illinois -- Starved Rock State Park -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Illinois Indians -- Folklore.,
    • Indians of North America -- Illinois -- Folklore.,
    • Folklore -- Illinois -- Starved Rock State Park.

    • About the Edition

      Recounts the legend of Starved Rock, in which Illini Indians, blamed for the death of Chief Pontiac, battle the chief"s followers and become trapped on top of the rock.

      Edition Notes

      Statementby Steve Stout ; illustrated by Joelyn Bednarik.
      GenreFolklore., Juvenile literature., Illinois
      ContributionsBednarik, Joelyn, ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE99.I2 S76 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6897164M
      ISBN 100960929622
      LC Control Number00699293
      OCLC/WorldCa44069608

      For every one he took, we took two. The site of their town was in plain view, but instead of lodges and camping tents, with people passing to and fro, as in former days, it was now a lonely, dismal waste, blackened by fire and covered with the swollen and ghastly remains of the slain. Lolomi turned once more to the bearer of sad tidings. Frequently I had seen him roaming about the spot where once stood an In- dian village.

      Rather than marry a suitor she does Legend of Starved Rock book love, Winona chooses to leap from the cliff of Maiden Rock to her death. While sleeping they dreamed of roaming over woods and prairie in pursuit of game, or cantering their ponies across the plains, but on awakening it was found all a delusion. He had been married for five years and seemed de- voted to his wife and two small sons. Breathlessly she watched the silvery stream and at last Uncas appeared in the distance. Louis Canyon waterfall A catastrophic flood known as the Kankakee Torrent[3] which took place somewhere between 14, [4] and 17, years ago, [5] before humans occupied the area, helped create the park's signature geology and features, which are very unusual for the central plains.

      With horrified ex- pressions they crept more closely to her. But Lolomi did not forget, and one morning she eluded the guard and fled to the summit of the massive rocik and hurled herself into the silent, merci- less waters below. Ideas on where to look? You will forget. A local man named Chester Weger was convicted a year later and remains imprisoned as of


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Legend of Starved Rock by Steve Stout Download PDF Ebook

Dangerously near the edge of the cliff she moved. The most popular is a tale of revenge for the assassination of Ottawa leader Pontiacwho was killed in Cahokia on April 20,by an Illinois Confederation warrior.

Legend of Starved Rock book must leave to the imagination the details of a race where the stake was so momentous to the contestants. Seated a boulder, I cried aloud in keen disappointment : ' ' Dave, why did you not have more strength of character I Why did you destroy the trust I had in you?

The water broke through and flowed to the headwaters of the Vermillion River, a tributary of the Illinois, and concentrated in the Illinois Valley causing what geologists refer to as the "Kankakee Torrent. To my surprise, I came upon the horses, hitched to the wagon, standing amongst the corn stalks, and a short distance away in the gathering shadows I saw two fig- ures.

The clear, bright half-moon stood out in the sky above. Today, the site is part of a picnic area.

Starved Rock: A Historical Sketch

Strong warriors who had not quailed in the direst deadliest combat, now sunk down like reeds before the breath of famine. But the world, what would it have to say?

He lived in this very cany on, " and Lolomi's voice sank to a frightened whisper in order that she might more strongly impress her fas- cinated listeners. The Chief's daughter, Lolomi, was idolized by all because of her lovableness and beau- ty. They also made pottery and domesticated plants.

Lolomi trembled in her lover's arms. Flanagan Company, Chicago, Weymouth, have you ever in your life loved another?

Starved Rock

She had no trace of the Legend of Starved Rock book blood in her veins I was satisfied, but was a gentlewoman of the white race. Louis from to ; Deliette's jurisdiction over the region ended when the territory was transferred from Canada to Louisiana. There is nothing in the least improbable in the legend; rather, there is much to support the affirmations of Indian, French and American tradition, that the tragedy of the obliteration by starvation Legend of Starved Rock book of a race of dusky warriors did actually take place as residents of the Illinois Valley have been led to believe ever since the modern owners of the lands came upon them.

Alleged eye-witnesses to the massacre claimed that the Illinois were killed at the base of the Rock. Landon in memory of his wife Ida Cone Landon in One day a little boy disappeared and the whole village turned out and searched the woods for him.

Although most accounts agree that the massacre was revenge for Pontiac's murder, some maintain that the incident began over disputed hunting grounds. Up its steep craggy side we climbed until the top was reached. A slight rustling of the branches and Chief Chassagoac and his son, Uncas, stood before them.

Others in their wild frenzy hurled their tomahawks at the fiends below, and singing their death song, laid down to die. But Lolomi did not forget, and one morning she eluded the guard and fled to the summit of the massive rocik and hurled herself into the silent, merci- less waters below.

Down the old trail I went with these thoughts surging through my mind. After greetings the two old chiefs walked back to Blackhawk?

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And then one night, what do you think, the angry Storm Spirit strode forth and with a mighty wave of his hand Legend of Starved Rock book this huge monster and hurled him down into this very canyon. Could she not then succeed, patient- ly she would wait for the following morning. One day as I was preparing to drive to the nearest town he came to Legend of Starved Rock book and said: "Mr.May 22,  · How did Starved Rock gets its name?

Legend has it two Indian tribes fought on the land back in the 's. One thought the other killed its tribal chief and in retaliation, chased that tribe to. Remember, if you travel into the Starved Rock area with a shovel, you will be stopped and /or fined by the conservation police.

They will protect state property. What is your favorite ghost story (or legend) from the Illinois river Valley? It is not a ghost story but the legend of how Starved Rock State Park got its name has always fascinated me. There is a fugitive tale, commemorating the events which gave this wild cliff so strange a name, coming down to us from those early times when the red man was sole lord of rock and river and rolling prairie-a little record of the vengeance of Indian race, which we would now weave over, and again relate,the "Legend of `Starved Rock.'.Jan pdf,  · Share pdf the Secrets of Starved Rock' Less than miles southwest of Chicago, melting glaciers left their mark, carving a maze of canyons into the St.

Peter sandstone. Visitors to Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby see 18 sandstone canyons, seasonal waterfalls and tree-covered bluffs along its 15 miles of hiking trails.Full text of "Starved Rock legendary" M Download pdf of the Illinois A Legend of Lover's Leap Lolomi of the Illinois JN THE Indian Village Back in the Woods dwelt a tribe of the peaceful Illinois.

The Chief's daughter, Lolomi, was idolized by all because of her lovableness and beau- ty. This particular evening Chief Blackhawk called his.The Lodge wing executive bay room is ebook part of the historical lodge built in It features a king size bed, tv, shower only and a table with two chairs.