The Largest Mound Site: Cahokia

LaDonna Brown, Tribal Anthropologist, Department of History & Culture, Chickasaw Nation

LaDonna Brown, Tribal Anthropologist for the Chickasaw Nation Department of History & Culture, describes Cahokia Mounds, which is located on the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city directly across the Mississippi River from present-day St. Louis. Cahokia had a population of about 40,000 and is believed to be one of the first prehistoric civilizations on the North American continent.


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