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In Search of the Piasa


This book describes an in-depth account of the history of the Piasa Bird. Covering Joliet and Marquet’s first written sighting of it, to its meaning, legend, its form portrayed in paintings, and the birds mysterious bone cave. Also the book goes into information addressing the Illinois Indians, including Indian Rock paintings.
Summary by Meghan Jones


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