• Creator
  • Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 9-3-00
  • Description
  • Archaeological dig at the Zimmerman Site. The Zimmerman Site is one of most important archaeological sites in Illinois. There are remains of Indian settlements there from as early as 800 A.D. In August 1763 Pere Marquette and Louis Jolliet visited the Grand Village of the Illinois, where nine thousand Kaskaskia Indians lived. Marquette made good on his promise to return to the village and established the Mission of the Immaculate Conception th... more
    Archaeological dig at the Zimmerman Site. The Zimmerman Site is one of most important archaeological sites in Illinois. There are remains of Indian settlements there from as early as 800 A.D. In August 1763 Pere Marquette and Louis Jolliet visited the Grand Village of the Illinois, where nine thousand Kaskaskia Indians lived. Marquette made good on his promise to return to the village and established the Mission of the Immaculate Conception there in 1675, shortly before his death. The Mission of the Immaculate Conception was later moved to what is now Peoria and then to Kaskaskia. The Kaskaskia Indians were part of the Illiniwek Indian Confederacy. By the mid-1700s the Illiniwek were virtually extinct. French in Illinois; Prehistoric Indians of Illinois. 16 History; 18 Social Systems. less
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