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Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippian Indians

 
 
Mississippian Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 1, 2009
1. Mississippian Indians Marker
Inscription. The Mississippian-the ancient people who lived here-were unlike their ancestors in several ways. Instead of being nomadic hunter-gatherers, they were farmers who devised an agricultural lifestyle based on corn. They settled in towns along the Mississippi, the Tennessee, and other southeastern river-ways and traded goods with other American Indians in the eastern United States.

Mississippians developed a leadership system of hereditary chiefdoms and built mounds for governmental buildings, temples, and notable burials. At various times leaders may have come from different, opposing clans within the community. Though the Mississippian era lasted from about the year 1000 to the early 1700s, it flourished here at Shiloh only from 1100 to 1300.

Their pottery - more sophisticated than their ancestors' pots - had distinctive arched rims and incised bands of parallel lines or line-filled triangles.
 
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 8.468′ N, 88° 19.662′ W. Marker is in Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Orientation Shelter Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark Interpretive Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: Riverside Dr, Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shiloh Indian Mounds (a few steps from this marker); Sifting the Evidence (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Regiments at Battle of Shiloh (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richardson's Battery (approx. mile away); Clanton's Alabama Cavalry (approx. mile away); Welker's Battery (approx. mile away); 19th Alabama Monument (approx. mile away); Alabama State Memorial (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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