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... roll so our group was okay for the trip. Toward the end, a few more started having some travellers diarrhea and I exhausted my supply of pepto bismol. I pray I remain unaffected for the rest of the trip although I know that is very unlikely.
We arrived at the cruz de condor late and did not see any of the birds. However, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset and a cup of mate de coca[crushed leaves from the coca plant} which ...
... or Illini). This was basically a loose political alliance of several tribes c1500-1700AD. They were encroached upon by the Iroquois from the east and their numbers substantially reduced, allowing the Algonquian speaking Potawatomi, Miami and Sauk tribes to take over, particularly around the Lakes.
2. Early European
The Illinois area was basically French until the Revolution. The French explorers Jacques Marquette and ...
... the primary traders), Algonquin, Cree, Montagnais, Nipissing and Chippewa Indian tribes.
Ottawa was incorporated in 1853 (when the railway arrived) but founded in 1823 by early settlers and in particular the French explorer/ fur trader Louis Jolliet. In 1929 Ottawa was put on the plan of the Canal Commission (a plan to link the Great Lakes with the Mississippi) as a main stop. Its main claim to fame is that it is the site of the famous ...
... to Council Overhang (where I imagined the native Americans holding their councils or smoking peace pipes- probably not true but felt real). It was a hollowed out rock chamber on a sloping bed of sand and looked like it would be a good shelter for a reasonable size group.
Then along to Ottawa and doubling back along the other (steeper and quite slippery) side of the canyon to Kaskaskia. The sun came dappling through the ...
... and creating the Illinois River (maybe in even only a week).
Illinois lies in the Interior Plains area with a low point along the Mississippi River floodplain from Alton to the Kaskaskia River (the area is also known as the American Bottom). The Interior Plains were formed 1.9 billion years ago (the Palaeoproterozoic) during the Trans-Hudson orogeny (=mountain building) when cratons (=micro continents) of Wyoming and Superior collided ...
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