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Mound Builder

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1. Any of various distinct Native American cultures flourishing from around the 5th century bc to the 16th century ad especially in the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys, practicing settled agriculture and known for their often large burial, temple, or effigy mounds.
2. A member of a people associated with any of these cultures.

mound builder

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Mound Builder

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1. (Archaeology) a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc
2. (Peoples) a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mound Builder - prehistoric Amerindians who built altar moundsMound Builder - prehistoric Amerindians who built altar mounds
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
2.Mound Builder - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasiamound builder - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
leipoa, Leipoa ocellata, lowan, mallee fowl - Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds
Alectura lathami, brush turkey - black megapode of wooded regions of Australia and New Guinea
Macrocephalon maleo, maleo - Celebes megapode that lays eggs in holes in sandy beaches
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The popular lost tribes of Israel theory merged with growing claims that the earthen mounds in the Midwest and Southeast were actually constructed by this white Mound Builder race: "In pursuit of 'white' forerunners to Native America, the venerable 'ten lost tribes of Israel,' once a popular explanation of the Native presence in the Americas, mutated into a popular explanation of the 'white' Mound Builders in the Americas.
Army soldiers, quarry, construction, and railway workers often searched and destroyed Mound Builder sites.
They discuss who built the mounds; their excavation, chronology, and research on their meanings; Wisconsin before the mound builders; early burial mound builders in the Woodland period and middle and late Woodland stages; the effigy mound ceremonial complex; platform mound builders of the Mississippian culture; burial mound construction and use in later times by the Oneota and others; and Indian mounds in the modern world, including legislation to preserve them, Native and scientific perspectives on them, and their legacy.
Beginning 7,500 years ago with the mound builders and ending with New Orleans's continuing efforts to recover from Hurricane Katrina, Morris presents a sweeping interpretation of the lower valley's transformation from mainly wet to mainly dry.
A 22-foot high, 3D projection of the reconstructed Emeryville Shellmound- an original burial ground of the native Muwekema Ohlone Tribe- and artifacts recovered from the mound, interpreted by living descendants of the mound builders.
LeAnne Howe sang a warrior's song and pointed out that Choctaws were mound builders in the not too distant past.
Mound builders and monument makers of the northern Great Lakes, 1200-1600.
The superb title poem, which concludes the volume, combines a visit to a Native American ceremony observed from a nearby hill (a scenario well described in an essay from Magpie Rising) with reminiscences of a past lover, mysterious visitations of maidens bearing honey and cream, fireflies, mound builders, and tanager tongues.
filled with detailed drawings and illustrations partially supplemented or completed by Aubrey Wells after the death of the original author/illustrator, "The Story of the American Indian" presents background information on Mayans, Pueblos and cliff-dwellers, Mound Builders, Iroquois, Lakota and other Plains Indian nations, Cherokee, Paiute and other Seed-Gatherers, Northwest Fishermen nations including Haida, Eskimos, Navajo, and other Indian American nations and tribes.
In what he calls a "multi-colored quilt of Florida heritage and history," he weaves stories of Native-American mound builders before the 1500s; Spanish explorers and settlers from the 1500s to the 1800s; Seminoles and Black Seminoles of the 1700s and 1800s; black history unique to Florida from the 1500s to the 1900s, and Florida's cowboys or "cow hunters" of the 1800s to today.
Its two crossed chemical retorts looked to the uninitiated like the irons of golf sticks, and were reminiscent of the ancient pottery and clay pipes of the mound builders.
From Cahokia in southern Illinois to Poverty Point in northeastern Louisiana, the mound builders, as they came to be called, created the first major urban centers in North America.