CANTON, Ga. – Take a family trip and participate in a remote history lesson at the same time. Visit the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville to see the last standing artifacts from the Mississippian Native Americans. This group inhabited the area from 1000-1550.
According to Georgia State Parks, only about nine percent of this site has been excavated and examination of the surrounding artifacts revealed that the Etowah Indians were a society that was rich in ritual and habit.
Historians think, one of the mounds excavated was used as a “platform” for the home of the priest-chief. Seemingly, the priest-chief needed to live on a higher elevation than his tribe to “monitor” his people. Another excavated mound was a tomb for a nobleman in the tribe.
Visitors are able to tour the museum, the ruins and listen to docents as they share their interpretation of what the community once was.