While modern people have the advantage of telescopes and astronomical measurements to predict a coming eclipse, First Nations had no such advantages. The Mississippian people who populated the Native American city of Cahokia thousands of years before European settlers came to the metro-east were known for their attention to astronomy. Bill Iseminger, assistant site manager of Cahokia Mounds Historic Site, discusses indigenous people and eclipses. Steve Nagy snagy@bnd.com
While modern people have the advantage of telescopes and astronomical measurements to predict a coming eclipse, First Nations had no such advantages. The Mississippian people who populated the Native American city of Cahokia thousands of years before European settlers came to the metro-east were known for their attention to astronomy. Bill Iseminger, assistant site manager of Cahokia Mounds Historic Site, discusses indigenous people and eclipses. Steve Nagy snagy@bnd.com

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