Near Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Some archeologists think that the pipes were mainly used in rituals by ceremonial leaders, as they smoked potent native tobaccos. During the burial ceremony the ceremonial leaders might have invoked the effigy's spirit for aid or protection in the spirit world.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 22.542′ N, 83° 0.319′ W. Marker is near Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 104 1.7 miles north of U.S. 35. This historical marker is located in the, "Hopewell Culture, National Historical Park." It Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mica Splendor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Scared Purpose (about 300 feet away); A Flourishing Culture (about 400 feet away); Ancient Monuments (about 400 feet away); Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Sherman Memorial Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Sherman (approx. 1½ miles away); Camp Bull (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Mound City Group. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Mound City Group. This web link is provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Anthropology & Archaeology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.