Starved Rock: A Historical Sketch by OSMAN, Eaton G.



This book is an early history of the Starved Rock Area in Northern Illinois. In the pre-Columbian era, the Starved Rock area was home to Native Americans, particularly the Kaskaskia who lived in the Grand Village of the Illinois across the river. Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette were the first Europeans recorded as exploring the region, and by 1683, the French had established Fort St. Louis on a large sandstone butte overlooking the river. According to a native legend, a group of Illinois Confederation (Illini) pursued by the Ottawa and Potawatomi fled to the butte in the late 18th century. The Ottawa and Potawatomi besieged the butte until all of the Illini had starved, and the butte became known as Starved Rock. The butte area was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1960. (Introduction by Wikipedia and Veronica Jenkins)


  • The Relics

    The Relics

    15/09/2016 Duration: 13min
  • The Historians/The Novelist

    The Historians/The Novelist

    15/09/2016 Duration: 14min
  • Modern Starved Rock

    Modern Starved Rock

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • The Sequel

    The Sequel

    15/09/2016 Duration: 08min
  • The Last of the Illinois

    The Last of the Illinois

    15/09/2016 Duration: 18min
  • The Drama of the 18th Century/Starved Rock in the 18th Century

    The Drama of the 18th Century/Starved Rock in the 18th Century

    15/09/2016 Duration: 16min
  • LaSalles Successors/The Missions

    LaSalle's Successors/The Missions

    15/09/2016 Duration: 15min
  • Starved Rock Fortified/Kismet

    Starved Rock Fortified/Kismet

    15/09/2016 Duration: 09min
  • LaSalles Career/Tonty

    LaSalle's Career/Tonty

    15/09/2016 Duration: 12min
  • The Fate of the Explorers/LaSalle

    The Fate of the Explorers/LaSalle

    15/09/2016 Duration: 10min
  • The Discoverers/ The Discovery

    The Discoverers/ The Discovery

    15/09/2016 Duration: 10min
  • Preface/Introductory


    15/09/2016 Duration: 08min