Amelia Blakely

Illinois Congressman Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) introduced legislation Tuesday that would establish Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois as a national park. 

"Outside of the midwest, many people haven't heard of Cahokia. So many Americans have no idea what this land means to us," Bost said. "That is why I have introduced H.R. Bill 3824, a bill to make Cahokia Mounds a national park."

Cahokia Mounds: A Big City 1,000 Years Ago

Aug 28, 2018
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

On this WSIU INFOCUS, we hear from researchers analyzing the soil in and around the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

WSIU/Kevin Boucher

As Illinois Celebrates its Bicentennial, WSIU travels to one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America.