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Men's formal wear
Fashion--History; Fashion industry; Weddings; Wedding costume; Clothing
Drawing, color, pen and ink
Fashion--History; Fashion industry
Fashion--history; Fashion industry; Clothing
Drawing, pen and ink
Gas Valve and Burner Fitting
United States; Electricity; Gas lighting; American inventions
This fitting is made of cast brass and has fleur-de-les ornamentation. A pipe with a threaded socket screw connects the fitting.
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...
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.
McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo Nation; Music; Bands; Musical instruments; Indians of North America
Members of the Kickapoo Band are seated with instruments. The band was at Kickapoo School, Brown County, Kansas.
Kickapoo Words for the Corn Plant
McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo Nation; Maize; Tassel; Plants; Indians of North America
The Kickapoo used various words in the diagram to identify parts of the corn plant.
Kickapoo Grand Village Monument
McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo Nation; Monuments & memorials; Indians of North America;
A historical marker was placed at the site of the Grand Village of the Kickapoo in Ellsworth, Illinois, by the McLean County Historical Society in 1905.
Recovered Indian Corn Fragments
McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo; Archaeological sites; Corn; Indians of North America
Fragments of corn recovered from the Grand Village of the Kickapoo in 1972.
Kickapoo Dwelling (Bark Hut)
McLean County, Illinois; Kansas; Kickapoo Nation; Dwellings; Indians of North America;
After leaving McLean County, the Kickapoo fled westward. This dwelling was photographed in Brown County, Kansas, about 1906.
Archaeologists at Noble-Wieting, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Archaeological sites; Maize; Corn; Kickapoo; Archaeology; Indians of North America
Illinois State University students study the remains at the Noble-Wieting archaeological site in 1972, a former Indian mound in McLean County. The site is in Heyworth, Illinois.
Valley of the Shadow
Civil War; Newspapers; Augusta County, Virginia; Franklin County, Pennsylvania
The Valley of the Shadow web site takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for...
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...
Native American Doll
Toys; Dolls; Native American; Children; Playthings; Entertainment; Indians of North America
This girl doll is made of buckskin. She is dressed in a tan buckskin dress with fringe at the sides, bottom and sleeves. The dress is decorated with lines of white beads sewn just above the bottom fringe,...
Native American Spider Gorget
Jewelry; Body Armor; Shells; Native American; Southern Illinois; Archaeology; Gorgets; Indians of North America
Round marine shells with spider designs carved onto them. The shells are about 3" in diameter.
Native American Water Basket
Containers; Woven baskets; Native American; Housewares; Indians of North America
A basket woven in an ovoid shape with rounded bottom, flaring sharply from neck to a wide opening at the top. There are two wide leather strap handles attached at the widest part of the body, positioned...
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