The mythology Illiniwek includes the following Native American peoples: Confederacy of Illinois, Illinois, Illiniwek, askaskia, Cahokia, Peorias, Tamaroa, Moingwena, Michigamea, Albiui, Amonokoa, Chepoussa, Chinkoa, Coiracoentanon, Espeminkia, Maroa, Matchinkoa, Michibousa, Negawichi, Tapouara.
The Confederacy of Illinois or more simply, the Illinois, sometimes Illiniwek, were Native Americans living south of the Great Lakes in the upper Mississippi Valley. The confederation was made up of the tribes of Kaskaskia, Cahokia, Peorias, Tamaroa, Moingwena, Michigamea, Albiui, Amonokoa, Chepoussa, Chinkoa, Coiracoentanon, Espeminkia, Maroa, Matchinkoa, Michibousa, Negawichi and Tapouara.
When French explorers first reached this region from Canada at the beginning of the 17th centurye century, they find it populated by Algonquian speakers. Much of what we know about them today comes from Jesuit Relations, written between 1632 and 1672. These Relationships is a collection of correspondence between missionaries from the Society of Jesus sent to Canada and their superiors in Paris.
Illiniwek Mythology (texts)
Books on Algic mythology
Comics / Illustrated:
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Only in English:
- Chi-mewinzha: Ojibwe Stories from Leech Lake
- The Legend of Sleeping Bear
- The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend
- The Legend of Bigfoot: Leaving His Mark on the World
- The Crow's Tale: A Lenni Lenape Native American Legend
- The Algonquin Legends of New England
- Tales from Maliseet Country
- Wyandot Folk Lore
- The First Fire: Stories Of The Cherokee, Kickapoo, Kiowa, And Tigua
- Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula