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Unknown Illinois: Dickson Mounds Restoration

Tue, 06 May 2014 09:56:24 CDT
By: Judith Valente

Unknown Illinois: Dickson Mounds Restoration In another installment of our occasional series "Unknown Illinois," we visit a part of the state that's often called a "living museum." The Dickson Mounds Indian burial grounds are familiar attractions in west-central Illinois. Now, visitors to the area can look out from the mounds and see virtually the same landscape that Native Americans encountered a thousand years ago. That's thanks to a conservation effort that's restored the area's lakes, wetlands and prairie to resemble their original state. WGLT's Judy Valente has the story.

Saturday, from 1-3 P.M. the Dickson Mounds Museum will hold a mother-daughter class on beading and weaving as a way of celebrating the ancient arts of the Native Americans who once inhabited the Illinoi River Valley.
(pictured; Dickson Mounds Museum Director Michael Wiant)

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