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  • Native American city on the Mississippi was America's first 'melting pot'

    State Archaeologist Thomas Emerson and his colleagues found that Cahokia had a sizeable population of immigrants.

    State Archaeologist Thomas Emerson and his colleagues found that Cahokia had a sizeable population of immigrants.

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  • To reach Thomas Emerson, email teee@illinois.edu. The paper, “Immigrants at the Mississippian Polity of Cahokia: Strontium Isotope Evidence for Population Movement,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.