During the latter part of the period, they built earthwork mounds and middens, which showed that settlements were becoming more permanent.The Archaic period ended at about 1500 BC, although some Archaic people lived until 700 BC. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U. Before becoming a territory, varying cultures of indigenous peoples and historic Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.The historic Native American tribes in the area at the time of European encounter spoke different languages of the Algonquian family. Later they were joined by refugee tribes from eastern regions including the Delaware who settled in the White and Whitewater River Valleys.He returned the following year to learn about the region.
In 1717, another Canadian, Picote de Beletre, built Fort Ouiatenon on the Wabash River, to try to control Native American trade routes from Lake Erie to the Mississippi River.
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French-Canadian fur traders soon arrived, bringing blankets, jewelry, tools, whiskey and weapons to trade for skins with the Native Americans.
By 1702, Sieur Juchereau established the first trading post near Vincennes.