Paths Of The Mound-building Indians And Great Game Animals (volume 1)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byArcher Butler Hulbert

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV HIGHLAND LOCATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS IN examining the standard work on the exploration of the American mounds, the Twelfth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution, by Dr. Cyrus Thomas, it is plain that the mound-building Indians were well acquainted with the watersheds and high lands in the regions which they occupied. As a general rule it can be said that they cultivated the lowlands and built their forts and mounds upon the adjacent heights; but, so widespread are their works over the counties which they occupied, that it seems evident that they were at least well acquainted with all the surrounding territory. Whatever may have been the significance of their works, it is reasonable to believe that they were erected to be seen and visited; it is sane to believe that they were erected near the highways traveled, as has been the case with all other races of history. It is now in point to show that their mounds and effigies were not only on high ground, but often on the ranges of hills. Examining Crawford county, Wisconsin, we find the mound-builders' works " on the main road from Prairie du Chien to Eastman," which " follows chiefly the old trail along the crest of the divide between the drainage of the Kickapoo and Mississippi rivers. . . The group is, in fact, a series or chain of low, small, circular tumuli extending in a nearly straight line northwest and southeast, connected together by embankments. . . They are on the top of the ridge."14 ' About 2 miles from Eastman, . . . just east of the Black River Road, are three effigy mounds and one long mound. . . They are situated in a little strip of woods near the crest, but on the western slope of the watershed and near the head of a coulee or ravine." 15 14 Twel...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV HIGHLAND LOCATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS IN examining the standard work on the exploration of the American mounds, the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217244815

ISBN - 13:9780217244817

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