Other Resources for In-Depth Learning

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Web Resources

HISTORICAL

Artists:
Follow this link for a WTTW Chicago video and article about the influential "Painter of the Dunes," Frank V. Dudley.

Follow this link for a WTTW Chicago video and article about Jun Fujita, the first Japanese-American photojournalist and his passion for the Indiana Dunes.

Follow this link for an Art Institute of Chicago webpage displaying the elaborate and methodical etchings of early author and artist of the dunes, Earl H. Reed.

Miller:
Follow this link for a webpage developed by local historian Steve Spicer about the Miller Beach area; including information on Marquette Park, Octave Chanute, and the community itself.

Native American:
Follow this link for a Smithsonian-developed case study on removal of some of the Potwatomi peoples of Northwest Indiana.

Follow this link for "Smoke that Travels," a short film by Kayla Briët where she explores her Prairie Band Potawatomi roots through the teachings of her father, Gary Wis-ki-ge-amatyuk. This introspective short film captures part of her childhood and confronts the fear of her cultural identity fading with time.

Photographs:
Follow this link to explore the University of Chicago's Photographic Archive. Try searching "Indiana Dunes" or "Henry Cowles" for Duneland-related results.

Porter County:
Follow this link for a webpage developed by local historian Steven Shook about Porter County; including photographs, newsclippings, and informtion on land usage.

Shipwrecks:
Follow this link to virtually tour Indiana shipwrecks including the J.D. Marshall near the Indiana Dunes State Park Pavillion and the Muskegon offshore near Mt. Baldy.

Follow this link for more information on Indiana's J.D. Marshall Nature Preserve.

Follow this link for a state-produced brouchure entiltled "Indiana Shipwrecks in Lake Michigan."

NATURAL SCIENCES

Follow this link and search "Indiana Dunes" for related journal articles and reports organized by the National Park Service's Data Store.

Botany:
Follow this link for "Native Wildflowers of the Southern Lake Michigan Beaches and Dunes," a guide by Kathleen Garness and Laura Milkert of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Written Resources and Virtual Library

FICTION

Wolves Against the Moon
Julia C. Altrocchi, 1940
Click for digitized, online version

Sketches in Duneland
Earl H. Reed, 1918
Click for digitized, online version

Dunes Under Four Flags, The Historical Pageant of the Dunes
Thomas Wood Stevens, 1917
Click for digitized, online version

NON-FICTION


Conservation History:

A Signature of Time and Eternity: The Administrative History of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana
Ron Cockrell, 1988
Click for digitized, online version

The Indiana Dunes Story: How Nature and People Made a Park
Joan Engel, 1997

Sacred Sands: The Struggle for Community in the Indiana Dunes
Ronald Engel, 1983

Duel for the Dunes: Land Use Conflict on the Shores of Lake Michigan
Kay Franklin and Norma Schaeffer, 1983.

Guides:

Wildflowers of the Dunes: A Guide to the Common Flowering Plants of the Michigan and Indiana Dunes
Diane Chaddock, 1998

Dune Country: A Guide for Hikers and Naturalists
Glenda Daniel, 1984

Flora of the Indiana Dunes
Donald Peattie, 1930
Click for digitized, online version

Flora of the Chicago Region
Herman Pepoon, 1927
Click for digitized, online version

History:

The Wonders of the Dunes
by George A. Brennan, 1923
Click for digitized, online version

Henry Chandler Cowles, Pioneer Ecologist
Victor Cassidy, 2007

Diana of the Dunes: The True Story of Alice Gray
by Janet Zenke Edwards, 2010

The Story of a French Homestead
Frances Howe, 1907
Click for digitized, online version

Steel Shavings: Tales of Lake Michigan and the Northwest Indiana Dunelands. Vol. 28
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James B. Lane, 1998

The Chellberg Family: The Chellberg Farm
Martha Miller, 1982

Calumet Beginnings: Ancient Shorelines and Settlements at the South End of Lake Michigan
Kenneth Schoon, 2003

The Indian Tribes of the Chicago Region
William Duncan Strong, 1926
Click for digitized, online version

Natural History:

The Sand Dunes of Indiana: The Story of an American Wonderland Told by Camera and Pen
E. Stillman Bailey, 1917
Click for digitized, online version

A Naturalist in the Great Lakes Region
Elliot R. Downing, 1922
Click for digitized, online version

A Natural History of the Chicago Region
Joel Greenberg, 2002

Nature Sketches in Temperate America
Joseph Lane Hancock, 1911
Click for digitized, online version

Up and Down the Dunes
Emma Pitcher, 1987

The Dune Country
Earl H. Reed, 1916
Click for digitized, online version

Animal Communities in Temperate America: As Illustrated in the Chicago Region
Victor E. Shelford, 1913
Click for digitized, online version

Dune Boy: The Early Years of a Naturalist
Edwin Way Teale, 1957

Reading the Landscape of America
May Thielgaard Watts, 1975

CHILDREN'S

Red's Nature Adventure
James Dworkin and Michael Chelich, 2018

Paddle to the Sea
Holling Holling, 1941

Moving Hills of Sand
Julian May and John Hawkinson, 1969

The Indiana Dunes Nature and Coloring Book
Martha Miller, 1984

POETRY

Duna, The Spirit of the Dunes, A Masque
by Mrs. Jacob J. Abt, 1913
Click for digitized, online version

The Dance of Youth: The Builders of Walls, a Masque p.137
by Julia C. Altrocchi, 1917
Click for digitized, online version

TANKA: Poems in Exile
by Jun Fujita, 1923

DUNE TRAILS
by Pegg Arm [George W. Staab], 1929

Last updated: September 24, 2020

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Porter, IN 46304

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