I ran across a brief article on National Geographic Magazine’s blog about Cahokia. Funny that it isn’t really talked about or taught about more. It’s a World Heritage Site. It is pretty impressive.
There was also a link to a photo gallery and some of the artwork found in these mound areas is incredible:
I’m fascinated by these and other artifacts. Partly because they give us a glimpse into the past. And also because how we study, interpret, and care for these objects in the present says a lot about who we are. These objects are very important to a lot of people, but mainly to a select group of people. They aren’t part of our national story or celebrated by all Americans.
I wish I could change that. No, I hope I can change that!