Show Notes: Poverty Point

Tracy Wilson

ca. 1986, Louisiana, USA --- Overview of Ancient Village of Poverty Point --- Image by © Richard A. Cooke/CORBIS

In a recent search for Native American history subjects for the podcast, I immediately fell in love with Cahokia, often called America's first city. Just as quickly, I found two major problems with that idea. The first is that we already have an episode on Cahokia in the archive. The second is that there's some debate about whether we should really call Cahokia the first - in part because of another pre-Columbian Native American site: Poverty Point.

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