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National Native American Heritage Month

2021-11-29T21:34:46-08:00November 14th, 2021|Earthworks, Ritual Postures|

November is National Native American Heritage Month. The National Congress of American Indians says, “The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both [...]

My Journey of Discovery: The Hopewell Earthworks

2021-11-14T08:58:17-08:00September 7th, 2021|Earthworks, General, Ritual Postures|

I grew up in Ohio and was educated here from first grade through my doctoral program at The Ohio State University. All I knew about earthworks was that the Serpent Mound in southwestern Ohio was famous; I had visited once when I was in grade school. When I learned about the Hopewell culture and the existence of about 10,000 mounds in Ohio, I was intrigued [...]