As stated previously, Cahokia is a Native American site that has a unique history to it. As a result, in 1982, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated The Cahokian Mound site a World Heritage Site in hopes of preserving the importance of prehistoric American Indian culture in North America (Delta Sources and Resources 2010:62). Cahokia is the largest Native American settlement in North America (Schilling 2012:302). Located in the central Mississippi valley in a section known as the “American Bottom” (Schilling 2012:302). Cahokia consists of at least 120 mounds spanning over five square miles (Delta Sources and Resources 2010:62). Each mound ranges in size, with some measuring only a few centimeters high to some measuring over 80 feet high. It was debated whether the mounds were natures own creation, or man made. Res...
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