Cahokia Mounds Resources

Cahokia Mounds is now a state park in Collinsville, Illinois, but a thousand years ago it was a bustling city with 10,000-20,000 inhabitants, larger than any other contemporary European city. This World Heritage Site is an extremely popular tourist destination, and a great place to find out more about the history of the Americas long before Europeans set food on the continent.

We’ve created this resource to compile the best resources on Cahokia Mounds available on the web. Whether you’re a student, historian, or tourist, we hope you enjoy these 10 great resources about the Cahokia park, culture, and history.

  1. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the official web page of the state park. This should be the first place you go if you’re interested in visiting, learning more, and finding out about events at the park. This site also features lovely graphics and interactive maps — so you can visit without ever leaving your home. 
  2. Cahokia Mounds – Illinois State Preservation Agency is the state government’s information site about this historical treasure. This site is a great place to get a quick overview of the historical importance of the site, as well as links to other state parks in the area with equally important history. 
  3. Cahokia Mounds – U.S. World Heritage Sites This website, administered by the National Park Service, is another place to stop for a quick run-down of the importance of the Cahokia Mounds. There are great pictures, a map, and links to more information.
  4. Cahokia Mounds – Sacred Destinations is one of the best nongovernment-run informational stops for Cahokia Mounds. This site, Sacred-Destinations.com, takes a lot of pride and care in reporting about different sacred monuments, and Cahokia mounds is treated with a lot of respect. This well-researched site is a great resource for students. 
  5. Cahokia Mounds – Illinois Museum is an interactive map created in the Illinois State Museum GIS Laboratory. You can explore the topography of the site, just like a real archaeologist, without having to travel to Illinois or disrupt the sacred site. 
  6. Cahokia Mounds – UNESCO World Heritage Sites has a run-down, in list format, of all the important data for Cahokia Mounds. There is also a short history and plenty of great pictures. Students and teachers alike will find this to be a great resource for reports.
  7. Cahokia Mounds – MNSU is a site from the archaeology department of Minnesota State University. The site acts as a resource for college students, museum goers, and anyone interested in the mounds. It is highly reputable, well-researched, and of course, features great photos.
  8. Cahokia Mounds – Legends of America comes from a website dedicated to preserving the history of the Americas, before and after settlers arrived. The page dedicated to Cahokia Mounds features great graphics and good information for a quick overview of the subject.
  9. Cahokia Mounds – AAA Native Arts is an informative page from a website dedicated to preserving American Indian history and culture. The information here is very reliable and respectfully presented from ancestors of the Cahokia inhabitants. 
  10. Earthworks of Eastern North American – Cahokia Mounds Photo Gallery comes from J.Q. Jacobs, a professional photographer specializing in archaeology sites. The photos here are very well done and show the monument as it appears today. The photos are available for purchase or download — perfect for projects and reports.

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