The Melungeons blog

Friday, October 12, 2007

Michigan's mysterious Indian mounds

By Vivian M. Baulch / The Detroit News

"As Europeans settled Michigan they crowded out the native Indian populations, destroying ancient burial sites and raiding them for treasures and artifacts. They were particularly fascinated by the burial mounds scattered throughout the state. "

"Even the native Indians claimed not to know who the mound builders were. Some recalled old legends that their ancestors had conquered and ousted an ancient evil civilization which had dug for copper and built mounds."



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