• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-18-00
  • Description
  • Four small to medium-sized thin triangular arrowheads. The points are usually like isosceles triangles in shape, or more rarely, equilateral triangles. These are projectile points used by Indians during the Mississippian period. This was a time when nearly 30,000 Indians lived near Cahokia, Illinois. Smaller numbers lived in what is now McLean County, Illinois. The Mississippian Indians farmed and hunted for the first time with bow and arrow. ... more
    Four small to medium-sized thin triangular arrowheads. The points are usually like isosceles triangles in shape, or more rarely, equilateral triangles. These are projectile points used by Indians during the Mississippian period. This was a time when nearly 30,000 Indians lived near Cahokia, Illinois. Smaller numbers lived in what is now McLean County, Illinois. The Mississippian Indians farmed and hunted for the first time with bow and arrow. Corn was an important crop for them. These points are called 'Madison' after Madison County, Illinois, where such points where first identified. Prehistoric Indians of Illinois; How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; Native American Stories. 16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social systems. less
  • Format
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