Native American

Illini Tribe

Language

Illinois Indian people speak English today. In the past, the Illini spoke their native Miami-Illinois language. Today the Illinois Indian language is not spoken anymore. However, the Miami and Peoria tribes are working together to teach their children the language again.

Example of their Language and More

moohswa = deer aya= hello niihka=friend



Nkoti=1

Niishwi=2

Niswi=3

Niiwi=4

Yaalaa Nwi =5

kaakaatswi=6

swaahteetswi=7

palaani=8

nkotimeneehki=9

mataatswi=10


HOMES

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.


CLOTHINGS

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.


WEAPON

Illini hunters and warriors used bows and arrows, spears, and clubs. Illini men would also use shields of buffalo hide to deflect enemy arrows.


LOCATED

The Illini were original inhabitants of modern-day Illini,Indiana, and Iowa.

Some pictures

This are the Facts

The facts in the top is about the illini tribe culture. It tell u the location, clothing, homes, and weapon.