Cahokia Mounds hosts American Indian Educational Days Sept. 10-11

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site offers a chance to explore Native American culture Sept. 10 and 11 through art, stories and more.

Booths will be set up in the lobby of the site’s Interpretive Center 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. where American Indians will demonstrate crafts, display clothing and dance regalia, and discuss current issues, customs, beliefs and traditions.

There will also be story-telling and sales of Indian-made jewelry.

This event is sponsored by American Indian Educational Resources of St.  Louis, a group of Native artists, craftspersons, storytellers, dancers and lecturers who provide a service around the St. Louis metropolitan area. For more information about this organization contact Kathy Dickerson at 314-502-7814 or [email protected]

For more about the event, call (618) 346-5160 or visit www.cahokiamounds.org.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is just eight miles from downtown St. Louis in Collinsville, Ill., off Interstates 55/70 (exit 6) and Interstate 255 (exit 24), on Collinsville Road.

The historic site’s mounds are the largest Native American earthworks north of Mexico. They were part of a huge city created by the Mississippian culture that flourished 1,000 years ago in the Midwest and South.