Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee Shell Mounds Determined to be Early Sioux

Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee Shell Mounds Determined to be Early Sioux

The Crib Shell Mound is upriver from Bone Bank in Posey county that was determined to be of Siouan origin. Hopewell mounds and earthworks, like the Mann site in Posey County are definitive evidence of Sioux origins of the Hopewell mound builders.

 In Louis F. Burns bookThe History of the Osage” he writes, “Recent archaeological findings seem to indicate that both the Dhegiha Sioux and Chewere Sioux were the Indian-Knoll and Shell Mound culture of [Indiana] Kentucky and Tennessee.” Skeletal remains found in these shell mounds are identical to the later Hopewell showing that they had inhabited the Ohio and Wabash Valleys for hundreds of years.