I visited an historical site.
Find a Conversation
|Sun, 09-09-2012 - 4:52pm|
Yesterday DD and I took the four oldest grands to the Etowah Indian Mounds. This was a culture that built mounds. The chief lived on the largest which has lost 15 feet and is still six stories high. We all climbed that one. The second mound was a lesser chief and was much smaller. The grands and I climbed that one. The third was the burial mound where just the grands went up.
We learned that river cane grows much slower than bamboo and is thinner. The Indians used them for blow guns and frames for their mud huts. The fishing traps were very interesting. They put rocks into the shape of a V so the fish swam into the bottom and the Indians could just pick them up or use a net to catch them.
There were several exhibitions and we got a history on the trading practices. There was a speaker and then a guy showed us how they used their spears. Bows and arrows came much later.
These Indian mounds were built around 850 AD. They are located in Cartersville, GA.
The best part is that the woman were held in high esteem and the Indians couldn't understand why the English treated their women so badly. Who were the savages?
AFter an all day event I'm taking it easy with a book about a Canadian investigator.
Shari, I didn't think about a tutor. I've no idea how to do it. Do they have aids to help?
I hope the weather is getting cooler where you are at.