Thursday, April 21, 2016

Discovering Prehistoric Indiana: Indian Burial Mounds in Allen County, Indiana

About Iroquois Indian Burial Mounds in Allen County,  Indiana
Discovering Prehistoric Indiana

Iroquois burial mound located in eastern Allen County, Indiana on the Maumee River, near Ft. Wayne.  This Iroquois burial mound was photographed prior to being destroyed by IPFW archaeologist, who removed skeletons and artifacts from the mound according to locals.  Like 80% of all archaeological digs there was no known academic paper produced from this excavation. Iroquois Pictures and Images

The mound is near that were interpreted by the Iroquois to have been endowed by spirits.  Knowing the iconic and spiritual nature of the natural landscape will enhance your visit to these sacred spiritual realms for the dead.

   This is what is sometimes referred to as a "trail marker tree" or "spirit tree", the latter being correct.  This too is part of the landscape near the burial mound.  It was near the previous mound that was excavated by archaeologist.  The burial mound, rapids and this "spirit tree" would have made up the sacred landscape where the ancient Iroquois placed their honored dead. More Iroquois Pictures Here

  222 burial mounds and earthworks sites were photographed and directions provided in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan.  84 sites were photographed in Indiana.

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