Chief from Etowah Mounds

Georgia Capitol Museum

Located in the State Capitol in Atlanta, houses exhibits and artifacts from all archaeological periods. Newly designed pre-historic exhibit on the fourth floor. Features life-size statue of chief from Etowah Mounds as well as artifacts from various archaeological sites around the state. Internal Links:                        […]

December 12, 2006
dog river exhibit

Dog River Excavations Exhibit

Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority Building. Exhibit of artifacts found at the Mississippian Period site. Items include large pots (2 feet), pottery shards, stones, and information booklet with descriptions and drawings of the period. (706) 920-3850 Internal Links:                                  […]

December 11, 2006
Etowah Mounds aerial view

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

The Etowah Mounds, near Cartersville, thrived during the Mississippian Period. A fortified town with seven earthen mounds, Etowah was the political and ceremonial center for the surrounding area. A modern museum houses one of the best Mississippian artifact collections in the nation and features an audiovisual presentation on archaeology. Internal Links:          […]

December 11, 2006

Chieftain’s Museum-Major Ridge Home

The Chieftains on Chatillion Road in Rome was the home of wealthy Cherokee Major Ridge. The two-story house of sawed lumber, built around and earlier log cabin, overlooked the Ridge toll ferry across the Oostanaula River. Major Ridge and his son John signed the New Echota Treaty of 1835 and were assassinated for their part […]

November 30, 2006


History of Habersham County exhibit. Cornelia District Office of Georgia Power (on 410-411 bypass). One of the four themes of the exhibit is the Native American presence in the area. Exhibit includes old maps of area, reproduction of Cherokee post and projectile points, and information on Indian corn and gourds. Internal Links:        […]

November 30, 2006

New Echota Historic Site

Near Calhoun, this site was the capital of the Cherokee nation from 1825 to 1838. The site consists of a modern museum; the print shop where The Cherokee Phoenix (a Cherokee-English bilingual newspaper) was printed; restored Cherokee tavern; the Council House and more. Internal Links:                      […]

November 28, 2006

Fort Mountain State Park

Fort Mountain State Park – A rock wall zigzags over 900 feet along the slope in the park. This wall of piled native stone, probably related to many other similar structures across the southeast, is from 3-1/2-10 feet high and from 4-1/2-16 feet wide. Archaeologists think the wall was built by Indians for ceremonial purposes […]

November 28, 2006

Chief Vann House

The Chief Vann House – Built in 1804 by James Vann who was half Cherokee and half Scottish. This two-story Federal brick home is currently a museum with furniture dating from 1780-1840, showcases with items excavated from the yard (arrowheads, etc), prints of Indians and more. Chatsworth. Internal Links:              […]

November 26, 2006

John Ross Home

The John Ross Home – A two-story log home of John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokees. Built by his grandfather in 1779, the house was Ross’ home when the Cherokee government was formed. He moved to the Rome area in 1826, afterward to Red Clay, Tennessee, and then to the Indian Territory in Oklahoma. […]

November 26, 2006
Kolomoki Mounds

Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park

This historically significant park is the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the southeastern United States, occupied by American Indians from 350 to 750 a.d.  The park’s museum is built around an excavated mound, providing an unusual setting for learning who these people were and how they lived. Seven earthen mounds within the park […]

December 22, 2005
Model of Rood's Creek Indian Mounds in Kirby Interpretative Center.

Florence Marina State Park

Florence Marina is near the Rood Creek Indian Mound site located on Lake Walter F. George in western Stewart County. These eight mounds were focal points of an Indian community and served as a center for political and ceremonial activities during the Mississippian period. A model of the Rood Creek site is available in the […]

December 22, 2005

Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences

Columbus Museum of Arts and Science – permanent exhibit, “Chattahoochee Legacy”. The museum houses one of the best Indian artifact collections in Georgia. Exhibits interpret many phases of the culture and lifestyles of Indians in central Georgia and Alabama. The museum once owned the Singer-Moye ceremonial complex, an earth mound site, though transferred ownership to […]

December 19, 2005
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