Alabama�s Mississippian Indians

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					Alabama’s Mississippian
       Indians




       Your Portal to the Past

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You must understand the basic life style of the Mississippian Mound

  Builders. One of the best examples is in Moundville, Alabama.




    http://bama.ua.edu/~alaarch/prehistoricalabama/mississippian.ht
    m
The Ancient Site and Museum




      http://moundville.ua.edu/?page_id=22
       Click on the link above and double click each
       picture to view scenes from Moundville.
                      Archaic Period
     Archaeologists use certain words to divide prehistoric time (the
     time before history was recorded with words) into units. A
     period groups a span of years during which time the people
     shared similar characteristics in terms of their life styles.


     Click on the link below to view life during the Archaic Period.




   http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/artifact_detail.cfm?ai
    d=a_000588&oid=ob_000335
     Mound Indians of Georgia &
             Alabama

 The University of Alabama has extensive articles
  about the development of Moundville State Park.
 The Mound Indians of Georgia had a similar life
  style to the Moundville Indians.
 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/935573/lost_worlds_g
  eorgia_part_6_ocmulgee_indian_mounds/
 http://www.ua.edu/searchresults.html?cx=01534396075
  5177303192%3Azo7clwu3ag8&cof=FORID%3A11&q=m
  oundville#910
      Great! We’re Finally There!
   This is a virtual tour of Moundville. Enjoy
    and make sure you have headphones to
    enjoy your tour.

   You-tube has a fantastic four part tour of
    the State Park at Moundville. My county’s
    censor would not allow it to be posted.
    Check it out at home. Search for
    Moundville.
What was the difference in tribes of
            Indians?




Indian Mound with steps leading to top.   Layout of what a settelement of
                                          mound builders looked like.

       http://whitewolve.com/native_americans/indexblok.woodland.htm
              Scavenger Hunt
   Now that you have learned about the
    Mississippian Mound Builders, you are
    going on a scavenger hunt. On each of
    the following sites you will have a small bit
    of information to find. Get a sheet of
    paper and number to 6. When you solve
    each of the clues, you will be able to
    figure out the final BIG answer. Good luck
    and have a good time.
    Find the Best Answers to the
        Following Questions

 1. In this field trip, how many states did
  you visit?
 2. What is the name of the river that runs
  close to the mounds in Moundville,
  Alabama.
 3. What were the mounds used for?
 4. How did they find the Mounds in
  Alabama?
5. What was life like for the Mound builders? Describe a typical day in the life of a
   boy or girl your age.


6. Use the information you have read and compare life for mound builders in
   Alabama, Georgia, and Iowa.


Use the following link and compare and contrast the indians of the Southeast.
http://www.ua.edu/searchresults.html?cx=015343960755177303192%3Azo7clwu3
    ag8&cof=FORID%3A11&q=moundville#963

                             The Big Question
        Why were the mounds created and used for?
                  Resources
 http://www.aptv.org/Schedule/showinfo.asp?ID=286438
 http://www.museum.state.il.us/RiverWeb/landings/Ambo
  t/prehistory/mississippian/top.html
 http://www.americantowns.com/al/moundville/photos
 http://www.lostworlds.org/moundville_park.html
 http://www.inusa.com/tour/al/tuscaloo/mound.htm
 http://moundville.ua.edu/?page_id=22
 http://www.ua.edu/searchresults.html?cx=01534396075
  5177303192%3Azo7clwu3ag8&cof=FORID%3A11&q=m
  oundville#963

				
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