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Natchez Trace
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace is a historic site and park in the United States commemorated by the Natchez Trail Parkway stretching 444 miles (715 km) from Natchez, Mississippi, through northern Alabama, to Nashville, Tennessee, roughly adhering to a series...
Chickasaw Head
Image by Bernard Romans

Chickasaw Head

A sketch of a Chickasaw, found in Southeastern Indians: Life Portraits (1775).
Pinson Mounds
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Pinson Mounds

The Pinson Mounds are a State Archeological Park in Madison County, Tennessee, USA enclosing a prehistoric Native American religious site comprising earthen mounds built during the Middle Woodland Period (c. 200 BCE - 500 CE). Although there...
Cahokia Mounds
Image by The Chickasaw Nation, USA

Cahokia Mounds

A photo of Cahokia Mounds, Illinois, USA.
Hernando de Soto's Expedition to La Florida (1539-1542)
Article by James Hancock

Hernando de Soto's Expedition to La Florida (1539-1542)

The Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto (c. 1500-1542) landed on the west coast of Florida on 30 May 1539, hoping to find wealthy kingdoms to conquer and plunder. His crew journeyed for over four years in southeastern North America, savaging...
Chunkey
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Chunkey

Chunkey (tchung-kee) is a Native American game involving a rolling disc (or ring) and two teams of players who score by throwing their sticks to land as close to the disc as possible. The game is thought to have originated at Cahokia c. 600...
Ten Great Native American Mound Sites
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Ten Great Native American Mound Sites

The Native Americans of Pre-Colonial North America built thousands of mounds across the continent which served various purposes and sometimes reached heights over 100 feet. Many of the mound sites were thriving urban centers – such as Cahokia...
How the World Was Made: A Cherokee Creation Story
Article by Joshua J. Mark

How the World Was Made: A Cherokee Creation Story

How the World Was Made is a creation story of the Cherokee nation, which, like many such tales of the Native peoples of North America, begins with a world covered by water from which dry land is formed and natural order created by beings...
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