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, 2011
Model of Rood's Creek Indian Mounds in Kirby Interpretative Center.

Florence Marina State Park

Model of Rood’s Creek Indian Mounds in Kirbo Interpretative Center. 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 […]

December 22, 2011
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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, 2011
Ocmulgee Mounds

Ocmulgee National Monument

Located near Macon, this large mound group features a restored ceremonial earth lodge. While the Indian culture thrived here between AD 900-1150, there is evidence of at least 10,000 years of human habitation from the Ice Age hunters to the Creek Indians to an English trading post in 1690. Displays trace the history of the […]

December 19, 2011
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Indian Springs State Park

This Park in Butts County surrounds the mineral springs once important to the Creek Indians. A small museum depicts the history of the area. Across U.S. 23 from the park is the Indian Springs Hotel where the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs ceding all the Creek lands in Georgia was signed. William McIntosh, who built […]

December 13, 2011
Rock Eagle effigy mound

Rock Eagle Effigy Mound

Rocks piled to a height of 10 feet form an effigy of a soaring bird 102 feet long from head to tail and 120 feet wide from wing tip to wing tip. The quartz rock effigy mound probably served as a ceremonial center for Indians in the surrounding area. A tower overlook is adjacent to […]

December 13, 2011
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North Wilkes Library/Archives/Museum

North Wilkes Library/Archives /Museum – Tignall. Nine miles north of Washington, GA on Highway 17. Small museum exhibiting the history of the Broad River Valley, the earliest settled area of Georgia. Creek, Cherokee and to some extent the Chickasaw lived in this area. Internal Links:                      […]

December 12, 2011
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, 2011
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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, 2011
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, 2011
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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, 2011

Habersham

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, 2011
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