The Tribes in Illinois are...Shawnee tribeChickasaw tribeDakota tribeMiami tribeIllini tribe (Most land)Delaware tribeKickapoo tribeOttawa tribePotawatomi tribeSac and Fox tribe
The Potawatomi tribe.Potawatomi hunters and warriors used bows and arrows and wooden clubs. Fishermen used spears and nets. Other Potawatomi tools included spouts and buckets for tapping maple sap, knockers for harvesting wild rice, and snowshoes for traveling in winter. For travel the potawatomi used birchbark canoes that were made from hand.They also used dogs as pack animals. For food the potawatomi used the sap from trees, and they also ate fish, and deer, and lots of other foods.
Sac and Fox TribeThey were originally two tribes: the Sauk (or Sac) tribe and the Meskwaki (or Fox) tribe. The Meskwaki and Sauk Indians were related to each other and spoke the same language, but they were politically independent. However, the Fox tribe was nearly destroyed in a war with the French, and the surviving Fox Indians fled to the Sauk villages for protection. The two tribes merged into a single tribe called the Sac and Fox. Most Sac and Fox people still live together today
Shawnee TribeThey have the spring and fall bread dance every year. The Shawnees were farming people. Shawnee women planted and harvested corn and squash. Shawnee men hunted in the forest for deer, turkeys, and small game and went fishing in the rivers and lakes. Shawnee Indian food included soup, cornbread, and stews.
Dakota TribeDakota women were in charge of the home. Besides cooking and cleaning, a Dakota woman built her familys house and dragged the heavy posts with her whenever the tribe moved. Houses belonged to the women in the Dakota tribes. Men were hunters and warriors, responsible for feeding and defending their families. Usually only men became Dakota chiefs, but both genders took part in storytelling, artwork and music, and traditional medicine.
Chickasaw tribe.Chickasaw tribe was one of the tribes of Illinois. The men wore a breech cloth and sometimes wore leather leggings to protect their legs. Chicksaw women wore wrap around skirts made from woven fiber or deerskin. They also wore moccasins on their feet. Chickasaw men hunted for food, and sometimes went to war to protect their families. Chickasaw women were farmers, and did most of he work like taking care of the chidren.
The Ottawa tribe of Illinois.There are about 15,000 citizens of Ottawa Indian bands in Michigan, Ontario, and Oklahoma today. There are also other people who are Ottawa descendants but are not tribal members.Ottawa women were farmers and did most of the child care and cooking. Ottawa men were hunters and sometimes went to war to protect their families. Both genders practiced, Story Telling,artwork and music, and traditional medicine. In the past, Ottawa chiefs were always men, but today an Ottawa Indian woman could be chief too.
The Illini tribe.The Illini tribe was nearly wiped out in a war in the 1700s and the survivors had to move to Kansas and Oklahoma. The Illini did not live in teepees they lived in villages of large rectangular houses with walls made of woven reed. Illini women wear skirts with leggings. Illini men wore breechcloths. the Illini made dugout canoes by hollowing large trees The Illini women did most of the farming by harvesting and planting beans corn and other crops. The Illini men hunted for mostly deer. They also used dogs as pack animals.
Potawatomi TribeThe Potawatomi Indian tribe used birchbark canoes (made of birch bark stretched over a wooden frame) and dugout canoes (made from hollowed-out logs). Canoeing is still popular within the Potawatomi nation, though few people handcraft their own canoe anymore. Over land, the Potawatomi tribe used dogs as pack animals. (There were no horses in North America until colonists brought them over from Europe.) Today, of course, Potawatomi people also use cars... and non- native people also use canoes.