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Cahokia

(kəhō`kēə), village (1990 pop. 17,550), St. Clair co., SW Ill., a residential suburb of East St. Louis, on the Mississippi River; inc. 1927. The first permanent settlement in Illinois, Cahokia's name is derived from a local Native American group. The French established a mission in 1699 and a fur-trading post later. Cahokia was occupied by the British in 1765 and captured by the Americans under George Rogers ClarkClark, George Rogers,
1752–1818, American Revolutionary general, conqueror of the Old Northwest, b. near Charlottesville, Va.; brother of William Clark. A surveyor, he was interested in Western lands, served (1774) in Lord Dunmore's War (see Dunmore, John Murray, 4th earl
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 in 1778. It has several buildings dating from the 18th cent. Parks College, part of St. Louis Univ., is there. Nearby are the Cahokia MoundsCahokia Mounds,
approximately 85 surviving Native American earthworks, most in Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, SW Ill., near East St. Louis; largest group of mounds N of Mexico. Monks' Mound, a rectangular, flat-topped earthwork, 100 ft (30.
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CIL's Cahokia facility receives grain via rail and truck for transloading to barges destined for export.
Then one turns onto Camp Jackson Road, which cuts a wide swath through Cahokia and gives us a drive-by view of a succession of commercial outlets competing for the attention of motorists with gaudy signage.
Cahokia and the Hinterlands: Middle Mississippian Cultures in the Midwest.
Critique: A model of seminal scholarship, "From Cahokia to Larson to Moundville: Death, World Renewal, and the Sacred in the Mississippian Social World of the Late Prehistoric Eastern Woodlands" is an invaluable contribution to the fields of North American archaeology and pre-Columbian Native American studies.
The principal chapters are divided into broad regions following the growth and decline of three dominant cultural centres, those of the Chaco Canyon (New Mexico), Cahokia (middle Mississippi River) and Casas Grandes (northwestern Chihuanhua).
The actor turned director said that the band of native tribesman used in the film were all descendants of the Cahokia tribe, who are famous for being horsemen but in reality none of them could ride one side of a horse and they have not bended the truth at all or have tried to stereotype anybody, Hollywood reporter reported.
Clair and Madison Counties in: Alton, Belleville, Cahokia, Collinsville, East Saint Louis, Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, Granite City, and Venice.
They include Cora Dock, Kellogg Dock, Cahokia Terminal, Lone Eagle Dock, Hall Street Terminal and a few smaller docks.
Writing on the utility and symbolism of the Ramey Incised Jar from the pre-historic Mississippian polity centred at Cahokia, Pauketat and Emerson (1991) stated that: "The 'primary function' of pots, one might assume, would be simply to contain consumables, a mundane task.
Archaeologists are set to begin excavations at Cahokia mounds.
Louis Downtown Airport, which is across the Mississippi River in Cahokia, Illinois, according to an official at that airport.
Their topics include southwest Florida during the Mississippi Period, the Indian River region, the Alachue of north-central Florida, an overview of the Suwanee Valley culture, Fort Walton culture in the Tallahassee Hills, and a view of Florida from the Mississippian world of Cahokia.