Reclaiming Displaced Heritages: Places to Visit


Funk Heritage Center, Reinhardt College

Includes a replica of Iroquois longhouse, Native American Art Gallery, and a Hall of Ancients, representing 12,000 years of Native American history. Features artifacts, dioramas and interactive workstations. Also features an Appalachian Settlers Village with demonstrations.

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville, Georgia

Largest and most important Indian settlement in the Etowah Valley. The earthen knolls were used between 1000 and 1500 A.D. as a platform for the home of the priest/chief, temples and mortuary houses.

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park Blakely, Georgia.

The park covers 1,293 acres and contains two lakes. Contained within its boundaries are seven Indian mounds; a great temple mound, two burial mounds, and four ceremonial mounds. These mounds were built during the 12th and 13th centuries by Swift Creek and Weeden Island Indians.

New Echota Historic Site, Calhoun, Georgia

Capital of the Cherokee Nation, established in 1825. Original and reconstructed buildings on site. Reconstructed print shop houses copies of the Cherokee's newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix. Museum tour includes 15-minute video of Southeastern Indians.