Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mound Builders Mt. Rushmore Spirit Facades

Indiana's Prehistoric Mt. Rushmore


Natural sculpturing has created these stone facial profiles. They were considered "spirit stones" to the mound builders. In Wabash County, Indiana, stone works of the Iroquois Hopewell were more prolific than anywhere else in Indiana or Ohio. This site is known as "Hanging Rock" to the locals.
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Another stone profile is found near Bainbridge, Ohio off of Paint Creek.  Paint Creek, located west of Chilliothe Ohio has more prehistoric ceremonial earthworks than anywhere else in the Ohio.  These earthworks were constructed by the Sioux Hopewell.