Burial Mounds
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Now available is a new publication entitled, "A Photographic Essay and Guide to the Adena Hopewell Sioux and Iroquois Mounds and Earthworks" It is avaiable at Itasca books. 222 mound and earthwork sites were photographed and directions provided in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan. Overwhelming evidence is presented that the Hopewell were Sioux along with the kindred tribes of Cherokee and Iroquois. Analysis of the measurments of the earthworks reveals that the Adena and Hopewell had knowledge of complex mathamatics that included the formulations of pi and square roots.
The future for the mounds and earthworks is to restore, protect and return them to the Native Americans.
All of the mounds and earthworks in southern Michigan, Northern Indiana and northern Ohio have Iroquian roots. Iroquois were also involved in the construction of the earthworks in the Ohio Valley. Archaeologist call these early Iroquois by many names; Meadowood, Point Peninsula, Goodall, Red Ochre, Glacial Kame and others.
It was decided by the universities over a hundred years ago that Native American tribal affilliation with the mounds would not be discussed in their archaeological reports. This has allowed them to excavate and remove skeletal remains and artifacts at will. This also helps to work around the Native American Graves Protection Act, that only applies to burials with "Known" tribal affilliations. As long as the name "Hopewell," "Point Peninsula," ect is used, the mounds will continue to be destroyed.
Now is the time to preserve the mounds and earthworks that contain the remains of the Iroquois ancestors. They should be preserved National Treasures and not destroyed as summer field work by the universities.