Update: Fictional person “Stella” backed by niantic has declared the mound’s goal reached … “Link”
The project on twitter has netted us about ~570 tweets thus far & ~530 followers. It looks like thus far the major of followers closely match Mary’s ~300 followers. The goal is $7,500 dollars and they are within 400 dollars of the stated goal as of writing on 2/25/2015
Several years ago, I read about the Mounds in question on a cracked.com article … Link. They are supposedly bigger than any pyramid in terms of weight. Google-ing says the Egyptian pyramids numbers ~80. Reading some in the Cahokian Mounds article says there are at least 80, likely more…I guess we might have paved over some of them? National Geographic believes so … Link. According to National Geographic, the Mound city was a size rival to Washing D.C. itself when in 1830 president Andrew Jackson‘s Indian Removal Act instructed the military to evict the population.
Having recently read about Endgame, I’m passingly familiar with the name Cahokia & saw some of the attention received for the fundraiser was from a link off the wika … Link … which hosts wiki style subdomains (anything.wikia.com) for socializing on game.
Always good to see people using the internet to make the world better!
Update: More reading linked to me that I haven’t had time to distill …
- Reddit asks & speaks … http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/2huzu0/why_was_the_city_of_cahokia_abandoned/
- Still studying the mounds … http://www.reddit.com/r/StLouis/comments/20v9yc/st_louis_area_cahokia_mounds_summer/