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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative little book on Cahokia, May 3, 2012
This review is from: Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi (Penguin Library of American Indian History) (Paperback)
Having never read anything in-depth about Cahokia I found this compact book an informative (although a little taxing at times) and a spark for further reading about this topic. I appreciate the fact that the author was inclined to address certain issues in a forthright manner, which will not sit well with some who prefer to hold a more idealized view of the past. At times I found the author's writing style a bit awkward, or, on a few occasions--such as with the use of the word "chunk" (ie. "a portion") as a play on "chunkey" (a game, which is central to the Cahokia story)--a bit silly. As mentioned in a few other reviews, the almost complete lack of illustrations is to the book's detriment.
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