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Diorama of Mississippian Culture
Diorama of Mississippian Culture
Resource Typeimage
TitleDiorama of Mississippian Culture
Coverage / Yearc. 1200
DescriptionIn this picture of a diorama at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois, two Indians, one male and one female, gather corn for food. The male wears a decoration around his neck and a small cloth around his waist. The female wears only a skirt around her waist. Corn grows nearby. It illustrates early Mississippian culture.
InterpretationFrom 1000 to 1500 AD is called the Mississippian Period when 30, 000 Indians resided near Cahokia, Illinois. Smaller numbers of less sophisticated Mississippian Indians lived in McLean County. They engaged in agriculture and hunting with bows and arrows. An Indian Village existed in McLean County about 1200 AD.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history; Prehistoric Indians of Illinois; Native American Stories
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.; Walters, William D, Jr., 1942-; Illinois State Museum
Other ContributorsHartzold, Susan
Koos, Greg, 1949-
LaBounty, Bill
Source'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story' exhibit, museum archives
Subject / KeywordsMcLean County, Illinois; Indians of North America; Mississippian Indians; Cahokia, Illinois
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifiermch0391
CONTENTdm file name6401919662002_mch0391.jpg
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