American History

American History: Supplemental Reading

I talked about Cahokia and the mound builders during the first American History lecture. I just saw this recent article in Smithsonian that talks in more detail about the mound building cultures and explores the American mythology about these original mound builders and how it impacted things like justifications for Indian removal (one of the big themes in my lecture on Wednesday). For those interested in supplemental reading…

Smithsonian Magazine: White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities