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..la salle.. by db-imagery ..la salle.. by db-imagery
la salle canyon, starved rock state park, illinois.

This area has been home to humans from as early as 8000 B.C. Hopewellian, Woodland and Mississippian Native American cultures thrived here. The most recent and probably the most numerous group of Native Americans to live here was the Illiniwek, from the 1500s to the 1700s. Approximately 5,000 to 7,000 Kaskaskias, a subtribe of the Illiniwek, had a village extending along the bank of the Illinois River across from the current park.

Starved Rock State Park derives its name from a Native American legend of injustice and retribution. In the 1760s, Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa tribe upriver from here, was slain by an Illiniwek while attending a tribal council in southern Illinois. According to the legend, during one of the battles that subsequently occurred to avenge his killing, a band of Illiniwek, under attack by a band of Potawatomi (allies of the Ottawa), sought refuge atop a 125-foot sandstone butte. The Ottawa and Potawatomi surrounded the bluff and held their ground until the hapless Illiniwek died of starvation- giving rise to the name “Starved Rock.”

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Althytrion Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Interesting angle of view! It seemed to be wet around your feet, wasn't it? :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks...yeah , the angle of the lip dripped water back towards me.
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Mizth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice capture! :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you, my friend!:)!
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Photographer
Love this Doug! I'd love to be standing under there capturing something like this :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks alot, leasha!!
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M1-Otherworldly Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! What a terrific shot!
...Gosh, and what a history that place has.
Thank you for sharing that information with us, by the way ;)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you much!!


..glad you enjoyed the info...it was my pleasure:)
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Elenihrivesse Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Photographer
Sounds like a lovely place, and beautiful picture! ^^
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Photographer
it is...thanks much, victoria!:)!
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