Friday, June 10, 2011

Iroquois Burial Mound in Allen County, Indiana is Destroyed by Archaeologists

Iroquois Burial Mound in Allen County, Indiana is Destroyed by Archaeologists

Iroquois burial mound located in eastern Allen County, Indiana on the Maumee River.  This Iroquois burial mound was photographed prior to being destroyed by IPFW archaeologist, who removed skeletons and artifacts from the mound according to eye witnesses.  Like 80% of all archaeological digs there was no known academic paper produced from this excavation. Iroquois Pictures and Images
    The mound is near  rapids that were interpreted by the Iroquois to have been endowed with spirits.  Knowing the iconic and spiritual nature of the natural landscape will enhance your visit to these sacred spiritual realms for the dead.


   This is what is sometimes referred to as a "trail marker tree" or "spirit tree", the latter being more correct.  This too is part of the  sacred landscape near the burial mound.  It was near the previous mound that was excavated by an archaeologist.  The burial mound, rapids and this "spirit tree" would have made up the sacred landscape where the ancient Iroquois placed their honored dead. More Iroquois Pictures Here
 

  222 burial mounds and earthworks sites were photographed and directions provided in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan.  84 sites were photographed in Indiana.


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