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Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Natchez

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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The 128-acre Grand Village of the Natchez Indians site features a museum, a reconstructed Natchez Indian house, and three ceremonial mounds. Grand Village is a museum of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Two of the mounds, the Great Sun's Mound and the Temple Mound, have been excavated and rebuilt to their original sizes and shapes. A religious structure once stood atop the Temple Mound and housed bones of previous chiefs (called Suns). A sacred perpetual fire was kept in the Temple's inner sanctum, symbolic of the sun, from which the royal family had descended. A third mound, called the Abandoned Mound, has been only partially excavated.

After three major archaeological excavations at the Grand Village by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, no more digging investigations are planned for the site. The unexcavated areas of the site will be preserved intact, representing a sort of "time capsule" from the Natchez Indians' past.

Additional features of the site include a nature trail and a Visitor Center with gift shop featuring Native American crafts. Admission is free.
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  • The museum, while rather small, was very informative and well put together. The video was very informative as well. The people were very helpful and kind. the mound trail was easy to follow and intere...  read more »
  • It was neat to see, but I am lost expected a little bit more. There is a small museum to go along with the grounds. 
  • historic site load history much documentation on the spot a trail leads you to all places has visit either three site with explanations in french you can ask at the visitor center which is a shame these are the french who have ended has this culture in chasing the Indians after a terrible battle opening hours from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 ^ pm and Sunday from 1.30 5 pm
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