By clicking on one of these links, you can go directly to a particular
Indian Mounds Children's Literature
Indian Mounds Video
Links to Mississippi Archeology, Preservation,
Brain, Jeffrey P., and Bill. Day On the Tunica Trail.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission,
Anthropological Study Series No. 1, Department of Culture, Recreation
and Tourism, 1994
Ciment, James, Ronald Lafrance, C. Jackson (Editor). Scholastic
Encyclopedia of the North American Indian. New York: Scholastic
Fagan, Brian M. Ancient North America: The Archeology of
a Continent. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1995.
Hutt, Sherry, Elwood W. Jones, and Martin E. McAllister. Archeological
Resource Protection. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press,
Kennedy, Roger G. Hidden Cities: The Discovery and Loss of
Ancient North American Civilization. New York: The Free Press,
O'Connor, Mallory M. Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast.
Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1995.
Smith, George S., and John E. Ehrenhard (Editors). Protecting
the Past. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1991.
Indian Mounds Children's
Carlson, Laurie. More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide
to Traditional North American Indian Life. Chicago: Chicago
Review Press, 1994
Holling, Clancy Holling. Minn of the Mississippi. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin, 1951.
Legay, Gilbert (illustrator). Atlas of Indians of North America.
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, 1995.
Wingate, Phillipa with Struan Reid and David Cuzik (illustrator).
Who Were the First Americans? (Starting Point History Series).
EDC Publications, 1996.
Indian Mounds Video
Myths of the Moundbuilders from the Odyssey series. Available
through PBS Video, 1-800-424-7963.
Links to Mississippi
Archeology, Preservation, and Tourism
Department of Archives and History
The second oldest department of archives and history in the United
States, the Department administers the following major public
programs: state archives and library, museums and historic sites,
historic preservation programs, public records management, and
The Southeast Archeological
For over 30 years, the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) has
carried out a tradition of archeological research, collections
and information management, and technical support for national
park units located in the southeastern U.S. and beyond.
National Park Service Archeology Program
This program provides national coordination for the protection,
preservation, and interpretation of America's archeological and
technical assistance resources inside the National Park system and beyond.
Check out their popular feature on the Ancient
Architects of the Mississippi.
Delta Region Initiative
This comprehensive program of studies is striving to preserve,
protect, and present to visitors the heritage resources of the
Lower Mississippi Delta Region.
Natchez Trace Parkway
The Parkway, established in 1938, originally followed an historic
Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tennessee and Natchez,
Mississippi. Today it preserves significant Indian mounds such
as Emerald, Bear Creek,
Pharr, Bynum, and
Boyd Mounds, plantation sites, pioneer stands/inns,
archeological sites/villages, pioneer and slave cemeteries and
an historic housing site, part of the resettlement program of
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.
Located along the Natchez Trace Parkway, Tombigbee Forest has
a total of approximately 66,600 acres and includes the Owl
Mounds State Historic Site
Largest mound center in the United States today, the Cahokia Site
near St. Louis, Illinois, was once the most sophisticated native
civilization north of Mexico and is a World Heritage Site.
Organization of professionals and non-professionals interested
in archeology and archeological preservation, dedicated to the
understanding and preservation of the cultural heritage of Mississippi
and the surrounding region.
Division of Tourism
Official state website with information on Mississippi's activities,
accomodations, and tourism. This site also features themed travel
itineraries for Native American History and the Natchez Trace
Capitol Museum of Mississippi History
The Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History, located at Capitol
and North State Sts. in Jackson, MS, features an exhibit on Native
Americans of Mississippi, including the moundbuilders. Free admission.
Open Monday-Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Call 601-359-6920 for
Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
The newest addition to Smithsonian Inistiution is expexted to
open in 2003, and is dedicated to the collection, preservation,
study, and exhibition of the cultures and history of the native
peoples of the Americas.
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national
non-profit preservation organization.
Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage
Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels
and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.
National Park Service
Office of Sustainable Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest
days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes
and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor
use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.
National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Natchez Trace Parkway website for more ideas.