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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 Native American earthworks 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 (30.5 m) high with a 17-acre (6.
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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.
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On display is a scale model of an archaeological treasure right in Illinois, the site of Cahokia, the largest community in the ancient Americas north of Mexico.
A true public servant who also served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician, Chambers was 26 when he became the first Cahokia police officer killed in the line of duty in the village's 79-year history.
The use and abuse of ethnographic analogies in interpretations of gender systems at Cahokia.
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