Ingomar Mound Day celebrates early Mississippi Indian life

November 14th, 2015     History

A crowd of people interested in learning about an ancient civilization native to this part of Mississippi was on hand at the historic Ingomar Mound site on Saturday, November 14th.

The Ingomar Mound

The Ingomar Mound, believed to have been built 2200 years ago.

Sponsored by the Union County Heritage Museum, the annual Ingomar Mound Day is a time to learn about and celebrate Mississippi civilizations long gone. The Mississippian Indians who inhabited this site from about 1000 to 1600, were the ancestors of the Cherokees, Creeks, Seminoles and other Native American tribes.

The Ingomar Mound, a Middle Woodland Mound site, is the oldest documented man-made site in Union County, having been dated to about 2200 years ago. The 63 acre site is owned by the non-profit Archaeological Conservancy, and was excavated by the Smithsonian Institution in the middle 1880, with hundreds of objects from the site being added to the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.

Archaeologists from Mississippi State University, historians and student volunteers from Blue Mountain College were on hand to man craft stations, identify objects brough in by visitors, give mound tours, demonstrate use of the atlatl and oversee competitions, among other duties.

The Ingomar Mound Day is free to the public, and is made possible by the museum’s Community Partners.


What are your thoughts or questions about this article. Share them publicly below in the Comments section, or privately via the TCB Page.

Tags: , ,