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Near Houston in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bynum Mounds

 
 
Bynum Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Bynum Mounds Marker
Marker #1
Inscription.
(Marker #1)
Prehistoric Trade

Raw materials and articles from distant areas reached the Indians of the Bynum site by trade along trails that were the forerunners of the Natchez Trace.
Take the tour path to inspect the mounds and the house sites.

(Marker #2)
A Living from the Land

The Indians hunted, fished and gathered wild berries, nuts and fruit. They supplemented these activities by farming.

Deer was the most common game animal. The Indians used the bones for tools and the skins for clothing.

Cooking pots were made of clay, mixed with sand or grit. The surfaces were decorated with the impressions of fabrics or cords.

You may see specimens from the Bynum Mounds in the Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location.
Bynum Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Bynum Mounds Marker
Marker #2
33° 53.891′ N, 88° 56.917′ W. Marker is near Houston, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 232.4), 2.6 miles north of Mississippi Highway 8, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Bynum Mounds turnoff from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Houston MS 38851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinson Square (approx. 2.9 miles away); Chickasaw County CSA Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County (approx. 3 miles away); Chickasaw Agency (approx. 8.6 miles away); Hernando de Soto (approx. 10.5 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 10.5 miles away); De Soto's Expedition (approx. 11 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 30, 2015.) 

2. Bynum Mounds and Village Site. From the National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 30, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Drawing of Village image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Drawing of Village
Bynum Mounds Markers Exhibit Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. Bynum Mounds Markers Exhibit Kiosk
As viewed from parking lot
Marker Exhibit Kiosk for Bynum Mounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
5. Marker Exhibit Kiosk for Bynum Mounds
Bynum Mounds as Viewed from Exhibit Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
6. Bynum Mounds as Viewed from Exhibit Kiosk
On Path to Bynum Mounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
7. On Path to Bynum Mounds
Summer Shelters informational sign visible in photo
Summer Shelters Info Sign image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
8. Summer Shelters Info Sign
In summer the Indians probably lived largely out-of-doors under temporary brush lean-to shelters. Most of their time was spent caring for their crops, hunting, and gathering wild plants, fish, and shellfish from the surrounding area. New winter homes were built as necessary before the winter months.
Path to Bynum Mounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
9. Path to Bynum Mounds
Winter homes informational sign visible in photo
Winter Homes Info Sign image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
10. Winter Homes Info Sign
Three permanent house foundations, one 80 feet directly ahead of you, were discovered during archeological excavations. These were built by placing timbers upright in a circular pattern, weaving willows or reed stems into them, and finally plastering mud on the outside. Roofs were thatched with grass and bark with a center hole for smoke to escape.
Mound image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
11. Mound
Bynum Mounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
12. Bynum Mounds
As viewed from parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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