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Mounds Offer Glimpse of History

Society & Culture  (tags: history, indian, native american, native, tribe, nation, the first nations, illinois, natchez, mississippi, heritage )

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In 1682, the French explorer LaSalle met with the tribal chief of the Natchez Indians, but the Natchez soon found themselves caught in the conflict between France and England, Barnett said.

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Magdalena M (0)
Monday August 23, 2010, 9:38 pm
Thanks Kelly. This is very sad. I learnt at school about this. I came from Poland so I could read books what butchers were coming here from Europe. Those who went to the history as founders of America were the worst.
And they were followed by others... and nothing has changed. We still kill each other to gain something but we lose instead.

MmAway M (503)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:00 pm
Thank you Kelly..

So SAD that this was NOT taken care of!!

This would be the UNITED STATES HISTORY, just like Mt. Rushmore and all of their other special monuments...

Sadly, I do have to reply that our Native Indians really got #!#!#!! and like Kat said once Custer had it coming!

Jeepers, if I would of been there back then I would of helped the Native Indians of the United States shoot all of the people! NUTS!!!

Thank you Kelly, wound up on this, just like the Horses!!! No words actually fit to print!

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 11:24 pm
"Mississippi officials have been working to create an Indian mounds trail for some years, but they’ve lacked the funding to do so, he said.
The sad part is a number of the mounds that once existed are no more, he said. For instance, the Blaine Mound in Byram was recently destroyed to build a neighborhood.
John Connaway, an archaeologist with Archives and History, said an 1890 Smithsonian map of the Carson Mounds in Coahoma County showed 89 mounds. Only six are left today.
“If it had been preserved, it might be the second largest mound group in North America,” he said.
In the past, there may have been twice as many Indian mounds as there are today, said Jessica Crawford of Marks, Southeastern regional director for the Archaeological Conservancy, which has bought 13 pieces of property in Mississippi to preserve mounds. “Mississippi may have a higher concentration of mounds than any other state.” "

I hope the remaining mounds can be preserved. They are an important part of history and it's tragic to lose them.

mr Crowley (23)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 12:27 am
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