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As a complement to our
Miami-Illinois language information, we would like
to share our collection of indexed links about the Illini and various aspects of their society. The emphasis
of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and future as well as a past. Illinois history is
interesting and important, but there are still Illinois people alive today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as
well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as archaeology exhibits, and the issues and struggles of
today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always
Illinois Tribal and Community Links
Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma:
Official homepage of the Peoria Illinois tribe, with information about tribal leadership, services, and events.
Maps of Illini Lands
Illinois Indian Map Indiana Indian Map Iowa Indian Map Missouri Indian Map:
Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Illini Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southern Algonquians:
Historical maps and articles about the Illini, Shawnee,
Potawatomi, and other tribes.
Illinois Lifestyle and Tradition
Illini Confederation: Lords of the Mississippi Valley:
Essays on Illinois history and culture, particularly how intertribal wars affected the Illini.
Illini culture, history, and archaeology, from the Illinois State Museum.
Illinois history and culture.
Collection of Illinois Indian legends and folktales.
Native American Art:
Information, photographs and links about Illinois and other native art.
Midwest Indian Clothing Styles Indian Head Dress Native American Clothing Indian Hairstyles:
Traditional Miami and Illinois costume.
Piasa Bird Legend Piasa Bird Piasa Legend Piasa Bird:
The Illinois "Indian" legend of the Piasa Bird (actually an adventure story written by a white author.)
Native American Religion:
Advice for people researching traditional Illini religion and other American Indian spirituality.
In Whose Honor Chief Illiniwek: Dignified or Damaging? Anti-Chief:
Indian opposition to "Chief Illiniwek," the mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Peoria Nation Flag:
Peoria License Plates:
Oklahoma Peoria license plate.
Tribal history of the Illinois Indians.
History of the Kaskaskia Illinois in Ohio.
After the French and Indian War:
Historical article on Chief Pontiac, the Illini tribe, and the aftermath of the French and Indian War.
Online lookup of Illinois and other Indian records through the Archives genealogy service.
Illini Genealogy Forum:
Messageboard for Illini Indian descendants.
Native American Genealogy:
Direction for those seeking Illinois and other American Indian ancestors.
Handy's Vocabulary of Miami:
Miami dictionary for sale.
The Miami-Illinois Language Elements of a Miami-Illinois Grammar:
Miami-Illinois linguistics books for sale.
Indian Villages of the Illinois Country:
History/ethnography of the Illinois Nation.
French and Indians of the Illinois River:
19th-century history of the Illinois River Valley. Dated and rather biased, but full of interesting interviews.
Indian Place Names in Illinois:
Handbook of Illini and other Indian placenames in Illinois State.
The Illinois Confederacy of Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Oklahoma:
History and culture of the Illini, written for younger readers.
American Indian Books:
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia entries about the Illinois Indians.
Information about the Illinois tribe in Spanish.
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