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Diorama of Mississippian Culture
McLean County, Illinois; Indians of North America; Mississippian Indians; Cahokia, Illinois
In this picture of a diorama at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois, two Indians, one male and one female, gather corn for food. The male wears a decoration around his neck and a small cloth...
Mesquakie; Tipi; Wigwam; Powwow; Pow wow; Bark; Lodge; Fox; Wikiup; Sauk and Fox Tribe; Woodland Indians; Indians of North America
Traditional house form utilized by Woodland Indians of the Great Lakes Region. Meskwaki settlement near Tama, Iowa. 1905.
Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Illinois; Indians of North America; Champaign County, Illinois; Woodland Indians
Off-white colored stone projectile point. Equilateral shaped head with a notched stem and a lower flared base. Sharp edges on two sides and point. Probably late Hopewell/Woodland period.
Women of Kickapoo Nation
Kickapoo Nation; Women; Indian reservations; Kawkeasawkwa; Keepoakwa; Nubya Eshnoqua; Algonkian; Indians of North America; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Language; Kansas
Photograph of three women in the Kickapoo tribe, taken at the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas to document McLean County, Illinois, Kickapoo descendants. Names identifying the three women featured in the...
A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America; Vocabulary; Numbers; Colors; Animals
This is a 5-page document, "A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer on the Kickapoo Reservation, Brown County, Kansas, 1906, from information furnished by Bertha Weeweenas, Minnie Wawawsek (?),...
Local Indian Traditions
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America
Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).
Native American Bandolier Bag
Pouch; Bags; Native American; Indians of North America; Beads; Celebrations; Decorations; Bandoliers
A bandolier bag is a large pouch with a long continuous strap. This one is made of deerskin. The panel between the strap and pouch is covered with black velvet. Along the bottom edge are wool yarn tassels...
Native American Moccasins (pair)
Footwear; Moccasins; Clothing & dress; Apparel; Native American; Indians of North America; Shoes; Leather; Algonquin
Moccasins are footwear made of leather. This pair has soft deerskin uppers and hardened rawhide soles; they are stitched entirely by hand. The uppers are decorated with white, red and blue beads sewn on...
Native American Wedding Belt
Marriage; Weddings; Wedding costume; Belts; Native American; Indians of North America; Clothing & dress; Beaded; Beads; Decorations
The main section of the belt is 4" wide and 20-1/2" long. It is made of black wool and lined on the back with brown linen; the edges are trimmed with green silk. The front is decorated with tiny glass...
Native American Cradle Board
Native American; American Indian; Indians of North America; Baby; Cradle; Infant
Baby cradle board made of pine wood. Curved wood at the top is attached in three places with leather strips. One end is square, the other is scalloped with 6 scallops. Carvings on both sides of scalloped...
Web site: Native American History through Images
Indians of North America; Painting; Indian reservations; World's Fair; Maps; Miller, Fred E. (1868-1936); Wounded Knee
Web site of Prof. Fred Hoxie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Atlas of Historic Tribes in Illinois: 1673-1832
Indians of North America; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Illinois; Maps; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Illiniwek; Kickapoo Nation; Miami; Winnebago; Potawatomi
Key to map of historic tribes in Illinois 1673-1832. It should be noted that the maps shown here are greatly simplified.
Eliot Indian Bible
Indians of North America; Language; Massachusetts; Indian imprints; Religion; Myths; Mythology; Eliot, John, 1604-1690; Bible
The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New translated into the Indian Language and ordered to be printed by the Commissioners of the United Colonies in New England, for the propogation of...
Illinois-Wabash Land Company manuscript
Indians of North America; Land tenure; Land grants; Illinois
Several pages from a manuscript book that was used as a contract with Indians for land in Illinois. "A manuscript book, being a contract with Indians for land in the Illinois." "This manuscript ... is...
Kickapoo Bark Hut (Dwelling)
Kickapoo Nation; Housing; Indian reservations; Brown County, Kansas; Indians of North America
Image of two bark winter huts built on the Kickapoo Reservation in Brown County, Kansas. People are possibly residents. Reverse side states, "Bark House of Andrew Magozee a [illegible] whose wife is Ahtseh,...
'Madison' Projectile Points
Mississippian Indians; Equipment; Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Illinois; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois; Cahokia, Illinois
Four small to medium-sized thin triangular arrowheads. The points are usually like isosceles triangles in shape, or more rarely, equilateral triangles.
Kickapoo Nation; Equipment; Knives; Commerce; Indians of North America
This knife blade was a common tool used by the Kickapoo. It was made of iron.
Kickapoo Nation; Equipment; Hoes; Indians of North America
This iron hoe was used by the Kickapoo in the cultivation of food.
Kickapoo Nation; Equipment; Axes; Indians of North America
This trade axe was manufactured by white settlers and traded to the Kickapoo.
Kickapoo Bear Chief (Mkopahmah)
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois; Kansas; Clothing & dress
Bear Chief (Mkopahmah) was a Kickapoo Indian living on the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas. He was photographed by Milo Custer, who visited there in 1906 and 1911.
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