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effigy mound

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A large earthen mound in the form of an animal, especially one built by any of various Native American peoples of the Ohio and upper Mississippi Valleys.
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The National Park Service has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for installing a new septic system in the park headquarters area at Effigy Mounds National Monument.
A public open house will be held February 28, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Effigy Mounds National Monument Visitor Center located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa on Highway 76.
The dozens and dozens of national parks covered range from the Grand Teton National Park, to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, to the Effigy Mounds National Memorial.
In Warren County, Ohio, two serpent effigy mounds were recorded along the floodplain of the Little Miami River: Kern Effigy I (33Wa372) and Kern Effigy II (33Wa373).
For example, he often ascribes to supernaturalism an "other worldly power" (20) and further implies it when discussing effigy mounds as a kind of symbolized geography (35).
They built spectacular burial mounds, effigy mounds in the form of animals, and complex ceremonial centres.
We tour two college campuses, study restoration architecture, explore a cave, hike the Effigy Mounds, and travel up river on a paddlewheel boat.
Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves sites from a related culture, which sprang up in Iowa and Wisconsin as the Hopewell were disappearing.
At Pike's Peak south of Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, the confluence of the Winconsin River creates marshy wilderness so vast it has remained almost unchanged since explorers paused here- or even thousands of years earlier when mound builders stood on the sacred bluffs and entreated the gods to bring them success in hunting.
Found in Wisconsin and northern Illinois, these effigy mounds, as they're called, are sculpted to resemble bears, squirrels, panthers, birds and turtles.
From the Mustard Museum in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, to the Effigy Mounds of Marquette, Iowa, Midwest Marvels presents useful information about attractive features, history, locations, hours, prices of admission, and local colour stories.