mound-builder

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mound-builder

n
(Animals) another name for megapode
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The red man came--The roaming hunter tribes, warlike and fierce, And the mound-builders vanished from the earth.
The Mississippians by erecting monumental pyramids gave the land a sacred meaning, while centuries after the collapse of the mound-builders monks gave the land a Christian value.
Matthew Dennis, for example, deals with the interest of Jefferson and others in the Mississippi River mound-builders, and Douglas R.
Priest envisioned the Mound-builders as a white, warrior race who had mysteriously burst upon the American continent and then just as mysteriously died out, possibly at the hands of treacherous savages.