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Brain, Jeffrey P., and Bill. Day On the Tunica Trail. Baton Rouge: Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission, Anthropological Study Series No. 1, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, 1994

Ciment, James, Ronald Lafrance, C. Jackson (Editor). Scholastic Encyclopedia of the North American Indian. New York: Scholastic Reference, 1996.

Fagan, Brian M. Ancient North America: The Archeology of a Continent. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1995.

Hutt, Sherry, Elwood W. Jones, and Martin E. McAllister. Archeological Resource Protection. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1992.

Kennedy, Roger G. Hidden Cities: The Discovery and Loss of Ancient North American Civilization. New York: The Free Press, 1994.

O'Connor, Mallory M. Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1995.

Smith, George S., and John E. Ehrenhard (Editors). Protecting the Past. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1991.

Indian Mounds Children's Literature

Carlson, Laurie. More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1994

Holling, Clancy Holling. Minn of the Mississippi. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951.

Legay, Gilbert (illustrator). Atlas of Indians of North America. Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, 1995.

Wingate, Phillipa with Struan Reid and David Cuzik (illustrator). Who Were the First Americans? (Starting Point History Series). EDC Publications, 1996.

Indian Mounds Video

Myths of the Moundbuilders from the Odyssey series. Available through PBS Video, 1-800-424-7963.

Links to Mississippi Archeology, Preservation, and Tourism

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
The second oldest department of archives and history in the United States, the Department administers the following major public programs: state archives and library, museums and historic sites, historic preservation programs, public records management, and publication programs.

The Southeast Archeological Center
For over 30 years, the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) has carried out a tradition of archeological research, collections and information management, and technical support for national park units located in the southeastern U.S. and beyond.

National Park Service Archeology Program
This program provides national coordination for the protection, preservation, and interpretation of America's archeological and technical assistance resources inside the National Park system and beyond. Check out their popular feature on the Ancient Architects of the Mississippi.

Lower Mississippi Delta Region Initiative
This comprehensive program of studies is striving to preserve, protect, and present to visitors the heritage resources of the Lower Mississippi Delta Region.

Natchez Trace Parkway
The Parkway, established in 1938, originally followed an historic Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tennessee and Natchez, Mississippi. Today it preserves significant Indian mounds such as Emerald, Bear Creek, Pharr, Bynum, and Boyd Mounds, plantation sites, pioneer stands/inns, archeological sites/villages, pioneer and slave cemeteries and an historic housing site, part of the resettlement program of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

Tombigbee National Forest
Located along the Natchez Trace Parkway, Tombigbee Forest has a total of approximately 66,600 acres and includes the Owl Creek Site.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Largest mound center in the United States today, the Cahokia Site near St. Louis, Illinois, was once the most sophisticated native civilization north of Mexico and is a World Heritage Site.

Mississippi Archaeological Association
Organization of professionals and non-professionals interested in archeology and archeological preservation, dedicated to the understanding and preservation of the cultural heritage of Mississippi and the surrounding region.

Mississippi Division of Tourism
Official state website with information on Mississippi's activities, accomodations, and tourism. This site also features themed travel itineraries for Native American History and the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History
The Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History, located at Capitol and North State Sts. in Jackson, MS, features an exhibit on Native Americans of Mississippi, including the moundbuilders. Free admission. Open Monday-Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Call 601-359-6920 for more information.

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
The newest addition to Smithsonian Inistiution is expexted to open in 2003, and is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of the cultures and history of the native peoples of the Americas.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

National Park Service Office of Sustainable Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Natchez Trace Parkway website for more ideas.

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