Illini Indians

The Indians in Illinois were a group of tribes called a confederation. This confederation included the Cahokia, Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Peoria, and Tamaroa tribes. They lived along the Mississippi River in Illinois and also in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas.



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  • The Illinois Confederacy of Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa and Oklahoma (Juvenile Nonfiction/J973.0497/Lee) by Jennifer Lee
  • Illinois Native Peoples (Juvenile Nonfiction/J977.3004/San) by Andrew Santella
  • Illinois (Juvenile Nonfiction/J977.3/Som) by Barbara A. Somervill
  • A Concise Dictionary of Indian Tribes of North America (Juvenile Reference/J970.00497/Lei) by Barbara Leitch
  • Dictionary of Indian Tribes of the Americas, Volume II.(Juvenile Reference/J970.1/Dic)
  • The Native Tribes of North America: A Concise Encyclopedia (Juvenile Reference/J970.0049/Joh) by Michael Johnson