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Near Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mangum Mound

 
 
Mangum Mound Marker (Missing) image. Click for full size.
1. Mangum Mound Marker (Missing)
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Inscription. Excavation of this site tells us much about the people of the late prehistoric periods. The Plaquemine culture included the ancestors of the modern tribes of Mississippi and Louisiana. It was a society with elaborate agriculturally oriented religious ceremonies. From the burials on the mound we have learned that there was a high infant mortality and that upon the death of a chief, a brutal ritual was enacted in which his retainers were slain and buried with him.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 59.517′ N, 90° 53.966′ W. Marker was near Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker could be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 45.7), 4.2 miles north of Mississippi Highway 18. Touch for map. Marker is located at the end of the turnoff road for Mangum Mound from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker was in this post office area: Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Grindstone Ford (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sunken Trace (approx. 3.6 miles away
Mangum Mound Marker (Missing) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Mangum Mound Marker (Missing)
but has been reported missing); Battle of Port Gibson (approx. 5.5 miles away); Rabbit Foot Minstrels (approx. 5.5 miles away); Owens Creek (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Town of Rocky Springs (approx. 8.4 miles away); Federals Occupy Rocky Springs (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2015.) 

2. Mangum Mound Site - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 17, 2015.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Mangum Mound in 2015 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Mangum Mound in 2015
The mound is being restored to its natural state with native vegetation returning
Mangum Mound in 2010 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 22, 2010
4. Mangum Mound in 2010
The earlier-style Park Service interpretive sign (at beginning of path)
and the paved path to the top of the mound have been removed
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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