A History of Indian Literature. Vol. I. by Maurice Winternitz

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She was also taken by the fact that every time a burial was excavated, Moorehead would kneel and pray! The first excavations were conducted into the Kunnemann Mound, the third largest in the Cahokia group. Mter Kunnemann, seven other mounds at the site were tested (Table I, Figure 8). These included Schmidt's (Smith's) Mound in October; then the Edwards Mounds (Nos. 24 and 25); the Jesse Ramey Mound (No. 56); and finally the mound (No. 64) between the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) tracks. Two other mounds south of highway 40 were also tested; however, it is unclear as to which two these were.

Tippetts' Mound), and 66 (the Harding or Rattlesnake Mound). Materials in Mound 75 (actually Mound 50 [Fowler 1997]) were restricted to a considerable amount of burned clay with reed and stick impressions (Moorehead 192 3:39). Mrs. Tippetts' Mound, located adjacent to two borrow areas, had two test pits placed in this oval mound with little material recovered. Like many of the other mounds, it was composed of gumbo. The Harding Mound is perhaps one of the largest mounds next to Introduction 35 Monks Mound.

Eventually a number of exhibits were designed to display the materials at the university's Museum of Natural History. The collection at the University of Illinois was briefly examined by the author several years ago as part of a systematic study of certain 28 Classics in Southeastern Archaeology materials in it. Although this assortment of materials lacks the detailed provenance, it does provide some information for future reference. George Higgins provided Moorehead with another collection of unprovenanced material from Cahokia at this time.

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