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The parcel of land today known as the Grand Village of the Illini State Historic Site (GVOI) was purchased by the state of Illinois in 1991. It is currently under the administration of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (Figure 4. 1). As the likely location of the Grand Village of the Kaskaskia described by Marquette, La Salle, and others, the site provides an unusual opportunity to examine archaeological questions focusing on the Contact period of North American history.


This chapter and the two appendices were originally published in The Archaeology of the Grand Village of the Illinois. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program. 1998. Research Reports No. 60.


Copyright is owned by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Department of Anthropology and is published here with permission.