Starved Rock Lodge’s longstanding newsletter, the Pow Wow, has changed its name to Rendezvous, according to Amy Trimble, the Lodge’s president and chief executive officer.
The new spring/summer 2018 edition was unveiled in the company’s recent manager meeting.
“The time has come to be more respectful to Native Americans,” said Trimble, “The new name was suggested by Gerald (Chief White Winnebago) Savage, who is the grandson of Sam Sine, a Native American who had a business at the Lodge for over 50 years.”
Sam Sine, Chief Walks with the Wind, worked to repair and improve relationships between Native Americans and local residents and guests. Savage’s suggestion of "Rendezvous" is a French word, which, as a verb, means “to meet at an agreed time and place.”
Starved Rock has a rich French history and was occupied by the French at one time. French explorers were the first to come to this part of Illinois and that’s why cabins and canyons are named in their honor.
The Rendezvous newsletter is posted to starvedrocklodge.com and is available at the Lodge and upon request by calling 815-667-4211.