Transect Walk: Cahokia Mounds to Fairmont City

August 25th, 2019

The entire history of American settlement experienced in one afternoon stroll.

Field Trip

The American Bottom—as the flood plain stretching from the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers down to the confluence with the Kaskaskia River is known to geographers and anthropologists—is site to the social and spatial aspirations of pre-contact Native Americans, 19th century industrial expansion, 20th century infrastructural consolidation and 21st century ecological precarity. This Transect Walk takes us through space and time from the Cahokia Mounds to the levees of the Mississippi River.