|Statement||by Helen Martin Donovan.|
|LC Classifications||F547.L3 D68|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||3 p. l., -44 p.|
|Number of Pages||44|
|LC Control Number||15008137|
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Donovan, Helen Martin. Starved Rock legendary. Chicago, Ill., O'Donnell Print. Co., (DLC) Starved Rock State Park, Illinois Work Description 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. Abstract. Lolomi of the Illinois; a legend of Lover's LeapDave and Mary; a tale of Starved Rock twenty years of access: InternetAuthor: Helen Martin. Donovan. this book is about this man that killed 3 middle aged women on a mountain that so long ago indians were up there and starved to death that is why they called it the starved rock murdersit is interesting if you live in ilinois. flag Like see review Sarah Ewald rated it really liked it Scary episode in Illinois history /5(22).
by Steve Stout, author of “The Starved Rock Murders”. Starved Rock Legend The Illinois Valley was formerly the site of the greatest Native American population in the United States. Tribes hunted buffalo herds and caught fish in the river. Around campfires, young braves learned legends from the old and performed ancient dances of war. war. Legend says that the name became “Starved Rock” from a war between two Native American tribes, the Ottawa and the Illini. The Starved Rock legend provides a symbol of the past by adding lore to the well-known area and by giving respect to the once known Native American tribe, the. SPRINGFIELD — The same month that John F. Kennedy was elected president in , year-old Chester Weger confessed to the brutal killings of three west suburban women in Starved Rock State Park. Some Versions of the Legend of Starved Rock: "Last of the Illini." from Starved Rock: A Chapter of Colonial History. Henry Schoolcraft Describes Starved Rock () "The Last of the Illinois" (poem) by Comly Jessup. () Note: All of these are "legends" things that are said to have happened. None are supported by evidence other than frequent retelling.
Majestic landforms and canyons along the Illinois River near Utica, Illinois hold terrible secrets from the past. Click to expand photos. Situated along the southern bank of the Illinois River near Utica, Illinois, Starved Rock State Park is the most visited park in Illinois. Its most prominent feature is a large, sandstone butte that stands high above the shoreline. Starved Rock State Park is a world apart from anything else in Illinois! You will know it the minute you enter the park, as you wind your car through the towering trees. Amazing seasonal waterfalls are active in the spring and after heavy rains. We have 13 miles of trails to explore and the Illinois River offers fishing (ice fishing, too. Massacre The Search for the Origin of the Legend of Starved Rock reviews the earliest and most influential accounts of the well-known legend, traces the history and culture of the Illinois Indian tribe from its earliest contact with Europeans, and closely examines the event of , the murder of Ottawa war chief, Pontiac, at the hand of an Illinois warrior, the incident that, according to the legend Reviews: 6. Weger was convicted and sentenced to life for the beating death of Lillian Oetting, 50, whose remains were found in Starved Rock's St. Louis Canyon Also recovered were the bodies of Frances Murphy.