Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Illinois' Cultural and Natural History: Native American Module

museumlinkIllinois. Native Americans Module
"In this MuseumLink module, you can explore Native American life in Illinois. To the best of our knowledge, Native Americans first arrived in Illinois more than 12,000 years ago. They were the only people in Illinois until French explorers arrived in the late 1600s. What was Native American life like 12,000 years ago? How has it changed? Answers to these questions, and many others, may be found by navigating back in time. All you need for this trip is curiosity."

Paths to the Past

Telling Time
Relative vs. Absolute Dating Methods.

What Do You Know About Native American History?
Debunking common stereotypes.

Prehistoric
Clovis points, Kimmswick, Missouri (left)and St. Clair County, Illinois (right). Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
Clovis points, Kimmswick, Missouri (left)and St. Clair County, Illinois (right).
Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
  • Paleoindian
    • Identity
    • Environment
      • Climate
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Economy
      • Clothing
      • Food
      • Settlement
      • Trade
    • Technology
      • Tools & Utensils
      • Containers
      • Weapons
      • Shelter
      • Transportation
    • Society
    • Beliefs
    • Prehistoric sandal from Salts Cave, Kentucky. (ISM RoI 16, p. 28). Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
      Prehistoric sandal from Salts Cave, Kentucky. (ISM RoI 16, p. 28).
       Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
    • Archaeological Sites
  • Archaic
    • Identity
    • Environment
      • Climate
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Economy
      • Clothing
      • Food
      • Settlement
      • Trade
    • Technology
      • Shelter
      • Tools & Utensils
      • Containers
      • Weapons
      • Transportation
    • Society
    • Beliefs
    • Archaeological Sites
Map of Illinois showing locations of Woodland sites. Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
Map of Illinois showing locations of Woodland sites.
Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
  • Woodland
    • Identity
    • Environment
      • Climate
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Economy
      • Clothing
      • Food
      • Settlement
      • Trade
    • Technology
      • Shelter
      • Tools & Utensils
      • Containers
      • Weapons
    • Society
    • Beliefs
    • Archaeological Sites
Close-up of wood charcoal from a 8,500 year old campfire. Partially burned bits of plant material such as wood, seeds, and nutshell provide evidence of past environments and the types of plants used by people. Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
Close-up of wood charcoal from a 8,500 year old campfire.
Partially burned bits of plant material such as wood, seeds, and nutshell
provide evidence of past environments and the types of plants used by people.
Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.

  • Mississippian
    • Identity
    • Environment
      • Climate
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Economy
      • Clothin
      • Food
      • Settlement
      • Trade
    • Technology

    • Society
    • Beliefs
    • Archaeological Sites
Artist's illustration of an attack on a Protohistoric Oneota village.    Residents of the Morton site in Fulton County were subjected to raids periodically. The reasons for conflict are not clear. Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
Artist's illustration of an attack on a Protohistoric Oneota village.
Residents of the Morton site in Fulton County
were subjected to raids periodically. The reasons for conflict are not clear.
Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.

  • Late Prehistoric
    • Identity
    • Environment
      • Climate
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Economy
      • Clothing
      • Food
      • Settlement
      • Trade
    • Technology
      • Shelter
      • Tools & Utensils
      • Containers
      • Weapons
      • Transportation
    • Society
    • Beliefs
    • Archaeological Sites
  • Glossary
  • Activities and Resources
    • Pictionary with the Past
    • Mississippian Regalia
    • Mississippian Gorget
    • Pottery-making Methods
    • Falcon Dancer Mask
    • Additional Readings
      • Culture History
      • Regional Studies
      • Additional Readings
  • Teacher Orientation
    • Scope of the Module
    • Objectives
    • Reading Level
    • Resources for Teachers
    • Navigation
    • Content

Historic
Detail from "Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi" (map by Guillaume Delisle, 1718) "Our Illinois [Indians] inhabit a very pleasant country. . . . the great rivers which water it, the vast and dense forests, the delightful prairies, the hills covered with very thick woods, --all these features make a charming variety." (Gabriel Marest, 1712). Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
Detail from "Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi"
(map by Guillaume Delisle, 1718)
 "Our Illinois [Indians] inhabit a very pleasant country. . . .
the great rivers which water it, the vast and dense forests,
 the delightful prairies, the hills covered with very thick woods,
--all these features make a charming variety."
(Gabriel Marest, 1712). Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.

"To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our extinction are greatly exaggerated. Tribal members are active in promoting economic development, cultural and historical preservation, education, and health care programs for tribal members and other Indian people." (Steve Kinder, Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, 1999). Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
"To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our extinction are greatly exaggerated.
Tribal members are active in promoting economic development,
cultural and historical preservation, education,
and health care programs for tribal members and other Indian people."
(Steve Kinder, Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, 1999).
Image Courtesy of museumlinkIllinois.
  • The Illinois Indians
    • Identity
      • Language
      • Territory
      • Appearance
    • Economy
      • Food
      • Settlements
      • Trade
      • Division of Labor
    • Technology
      • Houses
      • Tools and Utensils
      • Containers
      • Weapons
      • Transportation
      • European Trade
    • Society
      • Family
      • Leaders
      • Warfare
      • Social Status
      • Recreation
      • Neighbors
    • Beliefs
      • Religion
      • Calumet
      • Health
      • Death
      • Folklore
    • Art and Music
      • Art
      • Music
    • History
      • European Contact
      • Exploration
      • Fur Trade
      • The Illinois Decline
      • The Illinois Today
    • Archaeology
      • Illinois Villages
      • Zimmerman Site
      • Starved Rock Site
      • River L'Abbe Mission
      • Waterman Site
      • Ancestors
    • How Do We Know?
      • Written Records
      • Archaeology
  • Glossary
  • Activities and Resources
    • Comparison of Political Life
    • Dye Plants
    • Interview with Native American Teen
    • Movie of Native American Teen Dancing
    • Model Wigwam
    • Plum-stone Dice Game
    • Predicting the Past
    • Someone's in the Kitchen
      • Native American Recipes
    • BSA Indian Lore Merit Badge
    • Additional Readings
      • Sorted by section
      • Alphabetical bibliography
      • Websites of Interest
  • Teacher Orientation
    • Objectives of the Module
    • Reading Level
    • Resources for Teachers
    • Navigation
    • Content

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