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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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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful look out from behind the falls, Doug. The rock formations are really quite incredible here. Glad you finally made the trek. Looking forward to more. :eager:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you kindly, mike!:)!
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome.
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
beautiful:)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you much, helen!:)!
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
you are welcome:hug:
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SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!! ;o
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you!:)!
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SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Np! :aww:
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow..amazing place! cant believe you held out so long to explore this area...but think your timing was great..looks like a place were acquired skills over the years could possibly benefit greatly! some fantastic processing..stunning comp, love that over hanging rock!..water flow is pretty nice too..nicely exposed to see it write its story into the sandstone below. truly magnificent capture and nice history lesson, bud..look forward to the many more travels out to this area! :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks so much, addam!!


..hopefully getting back many times..still lots to explore:eager:
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
very welcome buddy!

:w00t: :eager:
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful history of your beautiful picture! I just love history!!
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks brenda!..so glad i was able to help learn ya something;)
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome and it is good to learn something new..now if I can just remember it!!
You are a sweetheart!!!
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:hug:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
well done Doug!
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you, dennis!:)!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
you're welcome!
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! I love this one Doug!! the colours and the framing!! beautiful! :heart:

I've been thinkin' about going to Starved Rock for quite a while, maybe I'll go there this summer!! :sun:

I have a lil bit of Potawatomi in me!! :w00t:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks so much, mj!!


..and you should really go...soon!!...i can't believe i procrastinated this place for so long...it's beautiful!!...and if the conditions are right(good amount of rain)a chance for 13 waterfalls in the park..if not the canyons, trails and overlooks are plenty to entertain the senses:D..also, a few miles from there is mattheissen state park with another 3 waterfalls!

...and i have a lil bit of cherokee in me!:)!
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that sounds amazing!! :w00t: now I really want to go!!! :giggle:

do you have more pics from there?? I bet they're amazing if you do!!

and that's awesome that you're part cherokee!! :D
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
yeah, i have a few more to share...eventually..i made it to five canyons and several viewpoints..so, still some stuff to go through:D

..how far is the park from you?
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's awesome!! :w00t: I can't wait to see 'em!!

hmmm.... probably about an hour and a half or so...two at the most.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Crazy place! I had no idea there were places like that in Illinois...thought this had to be from out west somewhere! Really cool perspective, Doug. :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks kindly, leeanne!!


..this place is really cool!..just never got around to exploring this area..all the canyons were carved out by a huge flood(kankakee flood)and the formations of the sandstone(and colors)were awesome!..13 waterfalls lie with 18 canyons and 13 miles of trails..look foreward to going back in the right light and flow conditions:)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome! Is it really close by?
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
163 miles(one way)..so, not really...one reason it's taken so long up to now.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yikes..that's quite the drive!
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
yeah, most the good places are:p
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
I know the feeling!
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Camelfox01 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful. magnificent framing.
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
many thanks!:)!
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MirMidPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful!
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you very much!:)!
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