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Peoria History

Archaeologists can trace early man in Peoria as far back as 10,000 B.C. Artifacts and burial mounds yield evidence of a Native American civilization that was highly organized, ritualistic, and in harmony with nature.  By 1650, the Illini Indians, a part of the Algonquin Nation, populated the area.  The major tribes of the Illinois Confederacy were:  Peoria, Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Cahokia, Tamaroa. Read , more at the Peoria Historical Society.

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