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Michigan

Mound Builders

THE MOUND-BUILDERS IN MICHIGAN
BY HENRY GILLMAN, OF DETROIT
Read before the Detroit Scientific Association May 6th, 1874.

Throughout the region of the Great Lakes abundant .evidence, often of the most interesting character, of the presence in bygone ages of that peculiar race known as the Mound-builders, is constantly being brought to light. And our own State of Michigan, from the low monotonous shores of lake Erie, to the rocky cliffs of lake Superior, has contributed, in many directions, some of the most remarkable relics and monuments of a people whose cranial affinities and evidently advanced civilization totally separate them from the North American Indian, and ally them to the ancient race of men who inhabited Brazil and the remote past.
Along the Detroit and Rouge rivers those monuments, in the shape of the well known mounds, were at one time not infrequent; but in numerous instances, and even within our present city limits, they have been destroyed, often without their true character being recognized; and thus large amounts of valuable relics have fallen into ignorant hands, and have finally been forever lost.

Michigan Mound Builders


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