DuPage County

Renèe S. Gordon
October 8, 2013
posted under TMS 2013 Rockford, IL
Archeological evidence points to the fact that during the Paleo Period, around 12,000-years ago, Indians entered the area that is now DuPage County, Illinios. They were migratory and it is not until the Woodland Era, 1,000 B.C., that Native Americans began to settle in the region. When Europeans made first contact in the form of Louis Joliet and Father Marquette in 1673, the primary tribe was the Iliniwek. By the turn of the 19th century the Potawatomi Tribe had moved west and established large settlements, four of which were located in DuPage.

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