21st Century Show Interviews State Archaeologist

21st Century host, Niala Boodhoo, interviewed Dr. Thomas Emerson State Archaeologist and ISAS Director about Cahokia possibly becoming a unit of the National Park Service. The interview comes on the heels of Senator Dick Durbin calling upon President Obama to elevate Cahokia to National Park status.

You can listen to the interview with Dr. Emerson here:
(Cahokia segment starts at the 24:45 mark)
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/homeless-youth-in-illinois-the-cahokia-mounds-as-a-national-monument-nprs-k

 

Senator Dick Durbin (D IL)  letter to President Obama
http://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-asks-president-obama-to-make-cahokia-mounds-a-unit-of-the-national-park-service