Presented by the Des Plaines History Center, via Zoom
The Grand Kaskaskia Village
A presentation and discussion with Mark Walczynski
Mr. Walczynski is the Park Historian for the Starved Rock Foundation location located at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois, and has written several books on Starved Rock and the French-Native American history of Illinois. In this program, Mr. Walczynski will be discussing the American Indian village of Kaskaskia and the people that lived there.
Kaskaskia, as it was called by the 17thcentury French, was a large Illinois Indian village located along the north bank of the Illinois River, about a mile upstream of present Starved Rock. The village, and the people who lived there, was the primary reason for the French occupation of northern Illinois. It was, for a period during the 1680s, one of the largest Native American settlements in today’s U.S. This program is an interesting overview of one of the most important Native American village sites in today’s Illinois.
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