From Ohio History Central
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The Late Prehistoric Period refers to the time immediately before the movement of Europeans into the Ohio country. The American Indian cultures occupying Ohio during this period lived in large villages often surrounded by a stockade wall. Sometimes they built their villages on high ground overlooking a river. Leadership may have become centralized in one or two leaders, perhaps including a war chief.
Perhaps similar large cities would have become established in Ohio, but the Beaver Wars and then the movement of Europeans into the region forever changed the lives of Ohio's American Indian peoples.