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ID: 7013489
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Cahokia (inhabited place)  Cahokia (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 34 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.5667  decimal degrees
Long: 090 11 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.1833  decimal degrees

Note: Located near confluence of Illinois, Mississipi, & Missouri rivers; Cahokia & Tamaroas tribes gathered here in summer for councils; early missionaries record 90 Indian lodges on the site; settled by French missionaries in 1698; was major center of trade with Native Americans; many inhabitants fled after British won the French & Indian War of 1763; declined somewhat due to floods & move of county seat to Bellebille in 1814.

Names:
Cahokia (preferred,C,V)  ............ meaning "wild geese," referring to the name of a tribe of the Illini Confederation
Cohokies (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Illinois (state)  ............  Illinois (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Clair (county)  ................  Saint Clair (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Cahokia (inhabited place)  ....................  Cahokia (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was seasonal settlement for Native Americans, was settled by French from Seminary of Foreign Missions at Quebec in 1698
town (C)
trade center (H)
agricultural center (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Cahokia..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Cahokia Courthouse (1997) accessed 01/10/00
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17002503
Cohokies..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17002503
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cahokia Courthouse (1997) accessed 01/10/00
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17002503
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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