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Starved Rock Native American History

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Sun, Oct 08 , 2023 • 1:00pm

2678 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348

Gerald Savage known as “White Winnebago,” a member of the HoChunk Nation will give a presentation on the Native American history as it applies to the Starved Rock region.

Program will start at 1 p.m. at the Starved Rock Visitor Center and is free! Donations are always welcome to support the continuation of presentations through the Starved Rock Foundation.

All IDNR/state park programs are free but donations to the Starved Rock Foundation on site are more than welcome. Most programs at the park are made possible through funding from donations to the Starved Rock Foundation, the not-for-profit friends group at the park (not to be confused with the Starved Rock Community Foundation).

Starved Rock State Park is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The mission of the IDNR is to manage, conserve and protect Illinois' natural, recreational and cultural resources, further the public's understanding and appreciation of those resources, and promote the education, science, and public safety of Illinois' natural resources for present and future generations.

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