Example of their Language and More
moohswa = deer aya= hello niihka=friend
Yaalaa Nwi =5
The Illini didn't live in tepees. They lived in villages of large rectangular houses. Illinois Indians live in modern houses and apartment buildings, just like us.
Illini women wore skirts with leggings, and men wore breechclouts. Illinois Indians also wore moccasins on their feet.Sometimes they wore a beaded headband with a few colored feathers in it. Illini women usually wore their hair in long braids. Illini men often shaved their heads in the mohawk style and wore a porcupine roach. The Illini painted their faces for different occasions, and also tattooed themselves with more permanent designs.
Illini hunters and warriors used bows and arrows, spears, and clubs. Illini men would also use shields of buffalo hide to deflect enemy arrows.
The Illini were original inhabitants of modern-day Illini,Indiana, and Iowa.