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Zimmerman Archaeological Site, near Utica, Illinois
Zimmerman Archaeological Site, near Utica, Illinois
Resource Typeimage
TitleZimmerman Archaeological Site, near Utica, Illinois
Coverage / Year800 A.D. to Present
DescriptionArchaeological dig at the Zimmerman Site
InterpretationThe 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesFrench in Illinois; Prehistoric Indians of Illinois;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
Source35mm slide
Subject / KeywordsArchaeology; Archaeological sites; Prehistory; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Missions
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
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Resource IdentifierIHA00062
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