Cahokia Mounds Historic Site in Collinsville, Illinois

 In Illinois, United States of America

If you have read my previous post, I did move from my second home of Ohio to my new home of Texas. I had quick side trips and one of that was the Cahokia Mounds Historic Site in Collinsville, Illinois. I found the historic site by the web and made sure that I added it in my itinerary.

Cahokia Mounds is the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city which is directly across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, the neighboring state of Missouri. This historic site is located in the southern Illinois between East St. Louis and Collinsville. Cahokia was the largest and most influential urban settlement of the Mississippian culture. Cahokia Mounds is considered the largest and most complex archaeological site north of the great pre-Columbian cities in Mexico. It is listed as National Historic Landmark and a designated site for state protection. It is also one of only 23 UNESCO World Heritage Site within the United States.

The museum was showing how the ways they lived by mannequins and illustrations. It sure was a hard labor to live that life back in those days.

This is how the mounds look like during winter.

It is a good thing the site is protected by the government and other local and international organizations for the preservation of history. Cahokia Mounds Historical Site is a must for students to know more about history. It is also good place to learn about the past for adults and families. My stop in Cahokia Mounds Historical Site in Collinsville, Illinois was indeed informative.

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