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



The Art Institute of Chicago, 2004

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 (AD 800–1400), in what is now 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.

Albert Lorenz with Joy Schleh

32 pages, 9 x 12 in.
21 color ills.

Out of print

ISBN: 978-0-810-95047-4 (hardcover)


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