Iroquois-Mound Builders in Huntington County, Indiana

Historic Huntington County Map Showing the Locations of Burial Mounds in the County

Geological Survey of Indiana, 1875

        Though the present site of Huntington and the “Forks of the Wabash,” as the junction of Little River with that stream was familiarly called by the early settlers of the county, was the favorite abode of savages, yet, strange to say, no traces of the works of the prehistoric mound builder are found in the county, except along Salamonia River, in the southwest corner, opposite Warren, where, on a high eminence in the bend of the latter river, there are two mounds. The first one visit is at Daniel Adsits. It is about twenty-five feet in circumference and six feet high. A slight excavation had been made into the top, but so far as could be learned no relics were found. There is a shallow trench completely encircling it. From the top the view overlooks the Salamonia and its fine fertile bottoms. 
Early native American Burial mound located in Warren Indiana in the Red Man cemetery.  The encircling ditch can still be seen around the mound. The mound is proto Iroquois who had assimilated many of the Adena burial mound and material culture traits. A few years ago a university archaeologists was seen trying to steal artifacts and skeletal remains from the mound.

 The other mound is about a quarter of a mile to the northwest, and in a cultivated orchard belong to John D. Jones, and near his barn. This mound has been nearly destroyed by the plow, and I was unable to learn that it possessed any peculiar features, or contained any relics. Mr. Jones informed me that he had, from time to time, picked up on his farm, stone saxes, pipes, flint arrow and spear points, but could give no special account of the existence of other mounds. Though I followed Salamoni River for many miles above Warren, and made repeated inquiries about mounds, I could not learn of any others in the county.

Locals have also said that at one time mounds were located at the forts of the Wabash, however we were unable to find any evidence of this.