Long before the Jackson Purchase, in about 1000 C.E, back when the Vikings were the only Europeans to come to this continent, Native American civilizations were building mound cities in and around our region. Today, researchers and volunteers work to preserve these sites. They call the people who built these now brooding places the Mississippians. While much is known about them, there’s much more that’s mysterious.
Ancient History Housed in Mounds Around Us
By Kate Lochte • Jul 9, 2012