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 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 […]

Ancient Native American sites in Georgia | Part 2: Sapelo Shell Rings

In this series we will explore Georgia’s Native American heritage by visiting the publicly accessible remains of ancient Indian cities. This journey will take us from the coastal barrier islands to the mountain tops as we travel over 4,000 years back in time. Sapelo Shell Rings Two hours north of Jacksonville, Florida lies the mostly undeveloped barrier […]

Disney’s All Star Movie Resort

When traveling to Disney one of the first decisions is “where to stay?” Staying on Disney property offers a variety of advantages from free transportation to extended park hours. Once the decision to stay on Disney property has been made an even bigger decision must be made: which of the countless Disney resorts will you […]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers family fun for tots and teens alike

A trip to Animal Kingdom is like two vacations in one. First, Animal Kingdom offers a world class collection of exotic animals found only in your best zoos. Second, Animal Kingdom offers a world class theme park with exciting rides for tots and teens alike. And since this is a Disney park, Animal Kingdom combines […]
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