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The Peoria tribe was one of the Native American tribes that formed the Illiniwek tribal group in what is now the Midwest of the United States of America. After being decimated by disease and wars, the members of the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Piankeshaw, and Wea tribes were confederated under the Peoria name and relocated to land in Kansas. After the Civil War, most of the confederated tribe was relocated to land in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). The tribe lost federal recognition in 1959, but regained it in 1978. Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... Viewed historically or developmentally, a tribe consists of a social formation existing before the development of, or outside of, states. ... The Illiniwek (also known as the Illini, Illinois, Illinois Confederacy, etc) were a group of several Native American tribes in the upper Mississippi River valley of North America. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... The Kaskasia were one of the several cognate tribes that made up the Illiniwek Confederation. ... The Wea were a Native American tribe of the Ohio Country, sometimes considered a subdivision of the Miami tribe. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States of America – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Indian Territory in 1836 Indian Territory in 1891 Indian Territory, also known as Indian Country, Indian territory or the Indian territories, was the land set aside within the United States for the use of American Indians (Native Americans). The general borders were set by the Indian Intercourse Act of 1834. ... Oklahoma is a South Central state of the United States (with strong Southern, Western, and Midwestern influences) and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ...


The Peoria spoke a dialect of the Miami-Illinois language. The Illinois language is a Native American language formerly spoken in the United States, primarily in Illinois and adjacent areas along the Mississippi River by several subtribes, among them the Kaskaskia, Peoria, and Tamaroa. ...


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Peoria (tribe) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (157 words)
The Peoria tribe was one of the Native American tribes that formed the Illiniwek tribal group in what is now the Midwest of the United States of America.
After being decimated by disease and wars, the members of the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Piankeshaw, and Wea tribes were confederated under the Peoria name and relocated to land in Kansas.
The Peoria spoke a dialect of the Miami-Illinois language.
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