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Lewiston in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lewiston Mound

 
 
The Lewiston Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 30, 2016
1. The Lewiston Mound Marker
Inscription. This Hopewell-style burial mound dates to A.D. 160+80. Thousands of similar mounds are located in the Ohio River Valley where the Hopewell lived in small scattered settlements from about 200 B.C. to A.D. 500. The Hopewell mound builders were great traders and very artistic people who were known to have associated with and influenced people far from their Ohio homeland. This is one of the few burial mounds found in western New York and southern Ontario. Who was buried here and why remains a mystery. Please respect this sacred burial area.

Hopewell influence spread from central and southern Ohio throughout the region shown in orange. The Hopewell trading network extended over even greater distances. Stars and cross hatching indicate the sources of trade materials. Map clarified by Arthur W. McGraw, 1995.
 
Location. 43° 9.992′ N, 79° 2.663′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from South 4th Street 0.2 miles south of Tuscarora Street. Touch for map. Marker is on a trail in Artpark, a New York State park. The twin Oak Hill and Scovell Knoll markers are at both trail heads on South 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston NY 14092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
The Lewiston Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 30, 2016
2. The Lewiston Mound Marker
The older Lewiston Mound marker is to the left.
marker. A different marker also named Lewiston Mound (a few steps from this marker); Fort Joncaire (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magazin Royale (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cradles (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Hill and Scovell Knoll (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lower Landing (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park (about 500 feet away); Lower Landing Archeological District (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. Except for the map caption, this marker has the same text as the Lewiston Mound marker, but does not replace the Lewiston Mound marker, which still stands.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
The Lewiston Mound image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 30, 2016
3. The Lewiston Mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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