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Native Americans of the Illinois Country

Native Americans of the Illinois Country
Elaine Evans
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Native Americans of the Illinois Country

Illinois State Historical Society

November’s ISHS History Happy Hour program is entitled Native Americans of the Illinois Country and is presented by Mark Walczynski. Mark is the Park Historian for the Starved Rock Foundation located at Starved Rock State Park, Utica, Illinois. Mark’s studies focus on the Franco-Amerindian history of the Western Great Lakes and the Illinois Country during the last 40 years of the 1600s. He is also an affiliate with the Illinois Archaeological Survey.

He has written several books on Starved Rock and French-Native American history of Illinois including The History of Starved Rock 1673-1911, Inquietus, La Salle in the Illinois Country, and Massacre 1769, The Search for the Origin of the Legend of Starved Rock (Center for French Colonial Studies, 2013).

He is available to answer questions by e-mail at

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