Monday, October 23, 2006

the adventure begins

Our first stop was at the Spiro Mounds Archeological Park. At this site are 12 mounds that contain evidence of an Indian culture that occupied the area from 850 a.d. to 1450 a.d. The Mounds are thought to be one of the four most important prehistoric Indian sites east of the Rocky Mountains.

Spiro was a center of commerce where the chiefs regulated trade between the Plains Indian tribes and the tribes east of the Mississippi. To learn more you can click here

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Wally, you keep giving me ore and more reasons to visit your neck of the woods - great pizza place, candy shop and now my favorite, archaelogical sites!