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'Madison' Projectile Points
'Madison' Projectile Points
Resource Typeimage
Title'Madison' Projectile Points
Coverage / Year1000 A.D. to 1500 A.D.
DescriptionFour small to medium-sized thin triangular arrowheads. The points are usually like isosceles triangles in shape, or more rarely, equilateral triangles.
InterpretationThese 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesPrehistoric Indians of Illinois; How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; Native American Stories
Learning Standards16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social systems
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.
Other ContributorsMunson, Don, 1941-
Wyckoff, Martin A., 1950-
Koos, Greg, 1949-
Source'The Illustrated History of McLean County', pp. 12
Subject / KeywordsMississippian Indians; Equipment; Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Illinois; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois; Cahokia, Illinois
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Resource Identifiermch0046
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