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TitleThe Mound Builders
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1876
AuthorsO., G. M.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number8
Date Published21 February 1876
KeywordsAncient America – North America; Archaeology; Copper; Hopewell Culture; Mound Builders; Native America – Mesoamerica; Native Americans – Toltec; Textiles

This series discusses the culture of the mound builders whose remains stretch from New York to Central America. The mounds, thought to be works of defense, religious structures, or sepulchral monuments, are as large as 70 feet high and 1000 feet in circumference. Relics of art have been found such as implements of copper, single and double axes, pottery, and cloth. The author believes that the mound builders and the Toltecs were the same people. The first part begins the series.