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Indian Market Days at Cahokia Mounds

Dozens of Native American artists to sell handmade work at historic site April 22-24

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site presents some of the nation’s best Native American artists April 22-24 at the site’s annual Spring Indian Market Days. The artists will sell paintings, jewelry, beadwork, pottery and much more.

All items are made by Native Americans and most reflect some aspect of native culture. The market includes Navajo, Chickasaw, Hopi, Cherokee, Muscogee, Choctaw, Santo Domingo, Taos, Laguna and Oneida artists. This will be the first appearance at Cahokia Mounds for at least half a dozen artists.

Crafts and artwork will be available in all price ranges.

The event is all inside, and booths will be set up throughout the Interpretive Center. There is no admission fee but a donation of $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $2 for students or $15 for families is suggested.

The market runs noon-5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is just eight miles from downtown St. Louis in Collinsville, Illinois, off Interstates 55-70 (Exit 6) and I-255 (Exit 24), on Collinsville Road.

It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information, call 618-346-5160 or visit the web site at

The site is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. IHPA protects the state’s historic resources, which contribute to education, culture and the economy. IHPA sites include ancient burial mounds, forts and buildings erected by settlers, and homes connected to famous Illinoisans.