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Mound builders
Mound Mound, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See Manual.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll. To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds. --Dryden. Mound bird. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Mound maker (below). Mound builders (Ethnol.), the tribe, or tribes, of North American aborigines who built, in former times, extensive mounds of earth, esp. in the valleys of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Formerly they were supposed to have preceded the Indians, but later investigations go to show that they were, in general, identical with the tribes that occupied the country when discovered by Europeans. Mound maker (Zo["o]l.), any one of the megapodes. Shell mound, a mound of refuse shells, collected by aborigines who subsisted largely on shellfish. See Midden, and Kitchen middens.

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- The various cultures collectively termed Mound Builders were inhabitants of North America who, during a 5,000-year period, constructed various styles of...
- The Mound Builders were members of various indigenous North American cultures who constructed earthwork mounds. Mound builder or mound builders may refer...
- and commemorative purposes (e.g. Kościuszko Mound). Main article: Mound Builders In the archaeology of the United States and Canada, a mound is a deliberately...
- earthworks. The builders of the effigy mounds are usually referred to as the Mound Builders. Native American societies in Wisconsin built more effigy mounds than...
- Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  MacLean, J. P. The Mound Builders: Being an Account of a Remarkable People that Once Inhabited the Valleys...
- Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  MacLean, J. P., The Mound Builders: Being an Account of a Remarkable People that Once Inhabited the Valleys...
- memorial services, sunrise services, and town carnivals. Adena culture Mound builders Prehistory of West Virginia South Charleston, West Virginia National...
- Adena Mound, the type site for the Adena culture of prehistoric mound builders, is a registered historic structure, on the grounds of the Adena Mansion...
- else, but in a spread eagle posture that shows all four limbs. The Mound Builders lived in Wisconsin and bordering states between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1000...
- sites in southern Ohio. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Mound builder (people) Indian Mounds Park (disambiguation) Crooks mound Spiro Mounds...