The people who built these mounds lived long before Kaya's people. In 1250 AD, Cahokia was larger than London. In its prime, Cahokia covered 6 square miles.
The park contains about 80 mounds. The city of Cahokia had 120 mounds. The largest mound is called Monk's Mound. Monk's Mond is the largest prehistoric earthwork in North America. People can climb this mound, but to show respect you must stay off of the other mounds.
Here is a view of Monk's Mound from the side.
Can you see some of the mounds in this picture?
Although this is not Kaya's culture, Kaya wanted to show the site respect when she visited. The mounds were very sacred places to the people who built them.
This is a symbol from an artifact found at Cahokia Mounds.
Kaya enjoyed visiting Cahokia and learning about its people. Here she is sitting on the steps of Monk's Mound.