Woodland Mounds Preserve

Historic Visits at Woodland Mounds Preserve

A group of Native American Indians known as the Woodland Indians once called this area home.Over 200 years ago they lived along the banks of the South River. they shaped tools from chert, molded pottery from clay mixed with grit, hunted the abundant game and gathered food from the land. There are many conical-shaped burial mounds located ton the trail. It is believed that when people of high status in the tribal unit died, their bodies were placed on ridge tops above the riverside campsites and large earthen mounds were constructed over them. While the bones have long since decayed, the mounds still tell us that this spot was recognized as a sacred place many years ago.