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This chert hoe was used by Woodland Indians for farming. Woodland Indians grew corn, beans and squash, and hunted buffalo and deer. Chert is a very fine grained rock which can be shaped into arrowheads and points by chipping. Prehistoric Indians of Illinois; How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; Picture Book on Illinois Agricultural History 16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social systems
|McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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