Quest for Georgia’s Native Americans | Part 3: Ocmulgee Mounds in Macon, Georgia

This article continues our exploration of Macon, Georgia with a visit to the Ocmulgee Mounds site to help solve the mystery of Georgia’s Native Americans. Around 900 AD, Georgia’s Creek Indians constructed a series of towns consisting of enormous earthen pyramids, the largest of which were the lost cities of Ocmulgee and Etowah. So far in this series of articles we’ve visited two […]

Quest for Georgia’s Native Americans | Part 2: Macon, Georgia

Around 900 AD, Native Americans in Georgia began constructing a series of towns consisting of enormous earthen pyramids. The largest of these pyramid sites include Ocmulgee and Etowah both believed to have been constructed by Creek Indians. This series of articles will take the reader on a quest to discover the origins of the people who built these great lost cities of […]

Quest for Georgia’s Native Americans | Part 1: Savannah, Georgia

Around 900 AD, Native Americans in Georgia began constructing a series of towns consisting of enormous earthen pyramids. The largest of these pyramid sites include Ocmulgee and Etowah. It is believed that ancestors of modern Creek Indians were the builders of these sites. Interestingly, evidence including both artifacts and oral histories have always suggested that these Creek Indian tribes were […]

Ancient Native American Sites in Georgia | Part 7: Etowah Mounds

Etowah Mounds‘ three massive earthen pyramids near Cartersville, Georgia represent the height of Native American civilization before the arrival of Europeans. The largest of the three mounds, known as the Great Temple Mound, is over 60 feet tall and was the likely location of temples, residences and other buildings. Mound C, the Funeral Mound, was […]

Ancient Native American Sites in Georgia | Part 5: Kolomoki Mounds

Kolomoki Mounds in Blakely, Georgia represents the beginnings of a new type of architecture for Georgia’s Indians: pyramids. Kolomoki’s massive Temple Mound is an earthen pyramid over 57 feet tall and its base is larger than a football field. It was constructed from colored clays primarily red and white clay with steps leading to the top where possible […]

Ancient Native American Sites in Georgia | Part 1: Overview & Introduction

The state of Georgia is home to some of the most important remains of Native American culture in North America. Native Americans constructed impressive structures, referred to as Indian Mounds, throughout the state for over 4,000 years. On the Atlantic coast they constructed the Sapelo Shell Ring complex before the ancient Egyptians had started construction on their famous pyramids. […]

Ancient Native American Sites in Georgia | Part 6: Ocmulgee Mounds

Ocmulgee Mounds National Monument in Macon, GA is the site of one of the largest Native American cities in the U.S. and likewise is home to the tallest earthen pyramid. Consisting of seven mounds and earthen pyramids built around 800 AD, the tallest of these structures is known as the Great Temple Mound. It was constructed on the […]

Native American Heritage in Tallahasse, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida is home to many locations that preserve the area’s rich Native American Heritage. I decided to take a road trip to visit several of these sites including the Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park, Mission San Luis State Historic Site, Florida State Museum, and the Lake Jackson Archaeological Park. Letchworth-Love Mounds Park My first […]

Lake Alice

Lake Alice, located on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, is a nature lover’s paradise and the perfect place to spend a few hours walking. Home to a variety of wildlife including alligators and a colony of 60,000 bats that take flight every evening at sunset.

Florida Museum of Natural History

Watch our video slideshow of photos taken at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. If you would like to create a video slideshow of your own photos click here. Giant elephants used to live in Florida. That’s one of the first things you learn upon entering the Florida Museum of Natural History […]

Silver Springs

  Silver Springs in Ocala, Florida is marketed as “Nature’s Theme Park” and it definitely lives up to its slogan. Filled with wild animal exhibits and glass-bottomed boat rides over some of Florida’s most amazing crystal-clear springs, a day in this park brings you much closer to “wild” Florida than any other park in the […]

Poe Springs & Rum Island

Poe Springs, located in High Springs, Florida near Gainesville, is a county park and natural wonder that serves as the gateway to other natural wonders such as Lilly Springs and Rum Island Springs all reachable by canoe which you can rent from the park. Home to a great variety of wildlife and plant life, you’ll definitely […]
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