State Historic Site preserves the remains of the most sophisticated
prehistoric Indian civilization north of Mexico, circa A.D. 900-1300.
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, Cahokia is noted
for its important role in the prehistory of North America. This
book, written for a general audience, introduces the reader to
this ancient metropolis, with its towering 100 foot-high Monks
Mound and American Woodhenge sun calendar. This is the astounding
story of an advanced Indian culture in North America that thrived
and then declined before European contact.