Ugh. Been trying to find time to type up a nice little history report for you, but it's just bad timing! Seems like I can only get on here for a few
minutes here and there throughout the day.
I've been having what my doctor says is probably retinal migraines. Going half (lower half) blind in my right eye followed by 4-7 days of migraine
headaches on the right side of my head. Yuck! Then a stomach ulcer, probably from the stress of it. And to top it off... my SIL is getting married
this weekend, with my 3 children and husband included in the wedding party, and I am supposed to help decorate.
You probably didn't need to know all that, but Eeek!
So here's the super short version for now:
This part of land was left as reservation land. At some point (after the civil war I think) it was to become free for the taking basically. Their
time would be up and they would be expected to assimilate or move west.
The settlers started moving in and claiming land before the time was up officially, so the area the natives could live in became smaller and smaller.
Eventually they dispersed, married swedish men (not the other way around), or were shot. Yep. Many many many were killed. Sad times
The mound rests on one of the very last bits of land they were allowed to stay on. Since then it has been farm land. There have been plenty of
interesting artifacts found in the area, but I really cannot find any known history beyond that. Some of the pieces found have been dated thousands
of years old, so I don't know what the age of the mound could be.
The indians there were called Sac or Fox, two tribes that I think shared blood-ties as they often married outside their own tribe. Like I said
earlier, those were probably not their native tribal names, but I need to find the chapters I read to see if I can get more accurate info on that for
Something I find interesting...
I saw some show that featured the serpent mound in ohio. It said that there was something like an ancient mine underneath containing limestone.
There was even a place where a big block or pillar of limestone had been, and there are different theories about the purpose it may have served.
Anyway, I can tell you for sure that this turtle sits on top of limestone as well. Very nearby there is even a limestone quarry that would often make
our house and ground shake from the blasts (pretty close!) I even found a large chunk just behind our backyard in a field after a blasting day. That
was a little scary! lol
So.. does anyone here have any ideas or theories regarding the limestone? Just coincidence, or did they put them in these areas for a
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