Cahokia

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Ca·ho·ki·a

 (kə-hō′kē-ə)
A village of southwest Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. It is located on the site of a large Mississippian settlement (c. 800-1350) with numerous extant earthworks.
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As many as 20,000 people -- double that if surrounding communities are included -- lived about 1,000 years ago in the elaborate planned city that now lies within the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.
Although 101,451 Illinoisans identify themselves as being fully or partly of American Indian descent, the tribes themselves are gone from Illinois, mostly moved west by the federal government in the 1800s, said Bill Iseminger, assistant manager of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.
As many as 20,000 people -- double that if surrounding communities were included -- lived about a thousand years ago in the elaborate planned city that now is part of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.