Indiana Dunes National Park
Created By: Luke Nierzwicki
History and Wildlife
How the Dunes Came to be
Once upon a time, there was a great battle between tribes of northern Indiana Indians. The soldiers fought long and hard. The battle itself lasted two and a half days, but near the end of the battle, atop the hill, there was a mysterious figure. She threatened the soldiers to stop fighting or she would turn the whole forest, in which they were fighting, to sand. Of course both tribes just ignored her and continued fighting. Then, a loud screech broke out, and the whole forest was turned in to sand.
And that is how the Indiana Dunes came to be.
The Indiana Dunes National Lake shore Park is one of the most fascinating national parks in the U.S.A. The National Park has more native species of orchids than the state of Hawaii. The National Park has more species of birds than Great Smoky Mountains National Park.