COLLINSVILLE — Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site offers a chance to explore Native American culture Sept. 10-11 through art, stories and more.
Booths will be set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the site’s Interpretive Center, 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 American 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 Kathy_m_dickerson@yahoo.com.
For more about the event, call (618) 346-5160 or visit cahokiamounds.org.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is 8 miles from downtown St. Louis in Collinsville 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.