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Burial Mounds of the Northern Sections of the United States

Extract From the Fifth annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology, 1883-84

Cyrus Thomas (1884)

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Cyrus Thomas was certainly busy in the 1880's and 90's assembling mound information that would later culminate in his report on the mound explorations of the bureau of ethnology.  This title contains detailed information on mounds in selected areas of the United States.  The illustrations list (below) shows the scope of this publication.

This 8-1/4" x 10-1/2",  129 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 6 full page plates and 34 illustrations.  $13.95

   

CONTENTS

Introductory
Burial mounds of the Wisconsin district
Burial mounds of the Illinois or Upper Mississippi district
The Ohio district
The Appalachian district
The Cherokees probably mound-builders
Concluding remarks
Supplemental note

Illustrations

  I. Group of earthworks, Allamakee County, Iowa
 II. Enlarged figure and section of earthwork A, PI. I
III. Group of mounds and vertical section of bluff, East Dubuque, Illinois
IV. A mound. (From DeBry)
 V. Plat of ancient works, Kanawha County, West Virginia
VI. Enlarged plan of part of the works shown in Plate V
Fig. 1. Section of mound near Racine, Wisconsin. (After Lapham)
      2. Section of burial mound. Vernon County, Wisconsin
      3. Earthen pot from Wisconsin burial mound
      4. Section of burial mound. Crawford County, Wisconsin
      5. Section of burial mound. Crawford County, Wisconsin
      6. Section of burial mound. Vernon County, Wisconsin
      7. Section of burial mound. Davenport, Iowa
      8. Section of mound showing stone vault. Iowa
      9. Plat of Indian burying ground. Wapello County, Iowa
     10. Section of mound 4. East Dubuque, Illinois
     11. Section of mound 16 (Plate III), showing vault
     12. Plan of vault, mound 16 (Plate III)
     13. Pipe from Illinois mound. (From Smithsonian Report, 1884)
     14. Pipe from Illinois mound. (From Smithsonian Report, 1884)
     15. Pipe from Illinois mound. (From Smithsonian Report, 1884)
     16. Group of mounds. Brown County, Illinois
     17. Form of the larger mounds of the preceding group
     18. Groups of mounds. Clarke County, Missouri
     19. Ohio burial mound. (After Squier and Davis)
     20. Wooden vault of Ohio mound. (After Squier and Davis)
     21. Copper gorget from mound. Kanawha County, West Virginia
     22. Pipe from mound. Kanawha County, West Virginia
     23. Pipe from Ohio mound
     24. Mound with so-called "altar." Kanawha County, West Virginia
     25. T. F. Nelson mound. Caldwell County. North Carolina
     26. T. F. Nelson triangle. Caldwell County, North Carolina
     27. Engraved shell gorget. Caldwell County, North Carolina
     28. Cylindrical copper bead. Caldwell County, North Carolina
     29. Bracelet of copper and shell beads. Caldwell County, North Carolina
     30. Iron implement. Caldwell County, North Carolina
     31. Iron implement. Caldwell County, North Carolina
     32. W. D. Jones mound. Caldwell County, North Carolina
     33. Plan of the R. T. Lenoir burial pit, Caldwell County, North Carolina
     34. Fire-bed. Wilkes County, North Carolina

     
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