Tag Archives: Cahokia

The St. Louis Mound Group

The last remaining segment of the largest Mississippian mound in the St. Louis Group was demolished at Fifth Street (Broadway) and Mound Street in 1869.* Already broken up by streets earlier in the decade, this final blow signaled the disappearance … Continue reading

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The Mound City

Archaeologists have named the Mississippian Mound Builders for the earthworks they constructed along the Mississippi River and its tributaries – from its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico – to its source in Lake Itasca, Minnesota. A cursory glance at … Continue reading

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