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Upcoming Events

We have year-round activities related to nature, history, music, and more. See what is happening at the Rock!

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Planning Your Visit

Planning Your Visit

Where to start - What to bring - What to see -What to do? Here are some things to get you started.

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Trail Maps and Hikes

Trail Maps and Hikes

Do it on your own or go with a guide. Pick trails by duration, difficulty, or just learn more about the park. All are good choices!

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There’s an app for that!

Visitors to Starved Rock State Park can now take a guided hike on the park’s most popular trails by using this new smartphone app. Download the Prairie State Hike App for just 99 cents.

 


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Today's program that you will not want to miss!!!

The History of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.

1:30 p.m. at the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

Logan Pappenfort is the Curator of Anthropology and Interim Director at Dickson Mounds State Museum. He is descended from tawaahkwahkinanka (Trail of the Storms) who was the hereditary chief of the Piankashaw which are represented by the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Okahoma today . Logan has a keen interest in the history of Illinois and its people. He believes that it is his responsibility as an individual of native descent to tell those narratives and perspectives which have so often been neglected in the past. Logan received a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Kansas State University and served for six years as Director of Cultural Preservation at the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma In which he worked with various institutions across the Peoria Nation's ancestral lands in order to protect Peoria Cultural and Sacred sites. In addition to his role within the cultural preservation department, he also served 4 years on the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma's Business Committee as Second Chief and has helped to coordinate the Peoria Annual Pow-wow from 2015 - 2021.
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Todays program that you will not want to miss!!!  

The History of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.  

1:30 p.m. at the Starved Rock Visitor Center.  

Logan Pappenfort is the Curator of Anthropology and Interim Director at Dickson Mounds State Museum. He is descended from tawaahkwahkinanka (Trail of the Storms) who was the hereditary chief of the Piankashaw which are represented by the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Okahoma today . Logan has a keen interest in the history of Illinois and its people. He believes that it is his responsibility as an individual of native descent to tell those narratives and perspectives which have so often been neglected in the past. Logan received a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Kansas State University and served for six years as Director of Cultural Preservation at the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma In which he worked with various institutions across the Peoria Nations ancestral lands in order to protect Peoria Cultural and Sacred sites. In addition to his role within the cultural preservation department, he also served 4 years on the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahomas Business Committee as Second Chief and has helped to coordinate the Peoria Annual Pow-wow from 2015 - 2021.

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Is this going to be recorded and shared? I can’t make it today but I’m interested in what he has to say

This is an historical event! It has been 300 years since an Illinois tribesman has spoken to a group of people at Starved Rock! Don't miss it!

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