Near Houston in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
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.
- Spool-shaped objects made of copper filled with lead were found with Bynum burials.
- Flint for tools and weapons came from as far away as the region of Ohio.
- Green stone for polished celts (axes) was obtained from the Alabama-Tennessee Piedmont.
- Marine shells came from the Gulf Coast.
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. Touch 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); Houston (approx. 3 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 3 miles away); Chickasaw Agency (approx. 8.6 miles away); Hernando de Soto (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on June 30, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.