Cahokia: North America's first melting pot?

March 7, 2014 10:12 AM

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Researchers find that Cahokia, a pre-Columbian native American city of 20,000 near what would become St. Louis, may have been the first cross-cultural melting pot in North America.

The first experiment in "melting pot" politics in North America appears to have emerged nearly 1,000 years ago in the bottom lands of the Mississippi River near today's St. Louis, according to archaeologists piecing together the story of the rise and fall of the native American urban complex known a...

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