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Journey to Cahokia: A Boy’s Visit to the Great Mound City

Albert Lorenz with Joy Schleh

2004
Hardcover $17.95
To order: 

Order online from the Art Institute Museum Shop or call 1-888-301-9612. Available to booksellers at wholesale prices from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Summary: 

Colorful, vibrant, and accessible, this engaging children’s book is guaranteed to delight readers of all ages. Based on new research and archival images, the book relates the coming-of-age tale of a young Native American named Little Hawk. With his family and others from their tribe, Little Hawk is chosen to make a trading journey from his small village to the great mound city of Cahokia (A.D. 800–1400), in the midwestern United States.

In captivating illustrations, including a map of the journey and photographs that depict a range of period artifacts, Al Lorenz presents a historically accurate look at a culture that flourished well before the first Europeans arrived.

The Art Institute of Chicago and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2004
9 x 12 in.; 32 pages; 21 color illustrations
ISBN 0-8109-5047-2