Tag Archives: Native Americans

Arrowheads discovered near the present-day Indian Hill Club.

Indian Hill: History and Legend

Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1995 The name “Indian Hill” refers to the southeast corner of the village, reminding us of Winnetka’s earliest residents. Church Road, a “high” road which follows an ancient sand ridge deposited during the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago, runs through the area. Today known […]

10,000-year-old Native American presence revealed

Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1995 Common images of archaeological finds include golden treasures of the tombs of Egypt or intricately carved temple ruins hidden by jungle growth in Central America. Although these discoveries are exciting and newsworthy, hundreds of archaeological sites right here in Illinois are being mapped, excavated, […]

Potawatomi Tree: Early Meeting Place

Gazette Article by: Tom Hermes Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1995 In the history of the North Shore, one of the most interesting natural landmarks was the Potawatomi, or Council tree. This tree, situated on a farm near the corner of Hibbard and Glenview Roads, was said to be the meeting place of Indians for […]