The Piasa: Or, The Devil Among the Indians
E. B. Fletcher, printer, 1887 - 48 pages
An account of certain pictographs formerly existing near Alton, Illinois, with various theories of their origin.
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Alton appeared bank battle beast believe bird bluff body bones buffalo called canoes canyon carried cave chief close colors confederacy crossed deer delineated devil difference direct discovered dread eagle earth elevation enemies engravings entire existence extended face fact Father Father Marquette feet fifty fight fish flying followed four green ground head horns human hundred hunting Illinois Indian intended known Lake land language legs lived Marquette means Mestchegamies Miamis Michigan Mississippi monsters Mound mouth nearly never numerous object painted pass period perpendicular petroglyphs Peuotomies Piasa pictographs powerful present preserved probably race reached records represented reptile returned river rock Savages says seen sent shape shown side soon spirits tail talons teeth thousand tradition tribes twenty village warriors wild wings