IL North


IL North Tribe


  • For more Information about this tribe:
  • IL North Tribe is an Indian Guides (boys) tribe in the Four Feathers Nation
  • Vest Color: Yellow vest with black stitching
  • Location of the Tribe: Crystal Lake, Lakewood, Cary, Algonquin, and Volo IL
  • History: The IL North Tribe has been a part of the Four Feathers Nation since 2002. At one point the IL North Tribe was split into two: IL North and IL South.

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Illinois Tribe – Meeting Ritual

(*meeting structure from the tribal chest*)

Chief: “All members young and old of the Illinois Tribe will now come to the Circle”

Junior Host: (Beats the drum once per parent and child present

Chief: “We give thanks for this home and the (hosts) who have shared it with us tonight.”


Wampum Bearer: “As we gather tonight, we recognize the treasure that each member brings to our Tribe and light this candle to signify our unity and friendship.” (see candle below)

Host/Junior host: Lights tribal candle

Chief: “(junior hostname) will now lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.”

Chief: “who would like to recite the 1st of the 7 AIMS of the Illinois Tribe?”

  1. To be clean in body and pure in heart.
  2. To be friends forever with my father/son/daughter.
  3. To love the sacred circle of my family.
  4. To listen while others speak.
  5. To love my neighbor as myself.
  6. To respect the traditions and beliefs of all people.
  7. To seek and preserve the beauty of the Great Creators work in forest, field, and stream.

Chief: “Members, what is the purpose of the Illinois Tribe?”

Members: “To Foster companionship of Father and Son.”

Chief: “May this night be a blessing to all who are with us and those who are not be kept safe as well.”

  • Chief’s Talk
  • Tally Keeper – Recap recent events
  • Wampum collection
  • Elber Past Chief Talk – Eagle Feather Awards
  • Wampum Report – Tribal Business to be covered
  • Story Teller
  • Craft
  • Closing Ceremony

Chief: “All members young and old of the Illinois Tribe will now return to the Circle for our Closing Ceremony.”


  • “An Now..” (pointing to the ground)
  • May our great father in Heaven.. (arms raised, hands drawing small circles)
  • Be with you.. (point to other members of the Tribe)
  • For Today… (pointing to the ground)
  • And forevermore!” (Shooting an arrow into the sky)

How How


IL North Chest

IL North Tribal Chest and Chiefs


IL North Chest inside

Inside IL North Tribal Chest: Awards from campouts


IL North Guides headdress and mug

IL North Tribal Drum, Headdress, and talking Indian Mug.



IL North Eagle Feather

Yellow Vest and Black Stitching


IL North Indian Guides Spring Campout June 2019 Four Feathers IMG_6890

IL North Spring Campout 2019

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