Cahokia

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U.S History Honors
Period B
23 September 2013

There are multiple reasons why not many Americans know about Cahokia one reason is that the United States chooses to remember only what they want too and the United States passes down things the way they want them to be viewed as. The United States doesn't make a big deal out of Cahokia because then they would have to admit that in fact there were people in America before the Europeans. More Americans don’t know about Cahokia for the simple fact that they do not care, they don’t care because they want to hear about America and not some other civilization that died out already.. Cahokia is not taught so much in school because its not a part of American Culture kids are taught that Columbus founded American when in reality he did not “Since most teachers do not teach against the textbook, students are not asked to question these dominant myths, and learn a biased version of history”. More Americans should know about Cahokia because the things they were able to do were astonishing. The Cahokies were able to make huge mounds,labor and the amazing thing is that they were able to do this without the help of the wheel. The Cahokies used interesting methods for establishing peace and settling treaties the Cahokies would use seashells or create handmade things to establish peace with outsiders. They were also able to build such amazing walls. The Cahokies were very cautious people and did not take any risk they prove this by the amount of times they put up new walls. They were also very open to letting people come into their town. Just how the United States welcomes people to come to the United Stated and get naturalized and become a productive citizen of the United States. The Cahokies are not given the amount of credit they deserve. Another reason why many Americans don’t know about Cahokia is because the United States is still uncertain of how all the mounds were formed and why Cahokia was abandoned. The United

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