Mound Builder


plural Mound Builders
: a member of a prehistoric Indigenous people whose extensive earthworks are found from the Great Lakes down the Mississippi River valley to the Gulf of Mexico

Examples of Mound Builder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exhibition also showcases contemporary Indigenous works of art that connect the art and artistry of the Mississippian Mound Builder peoples to their modern descendants. al, 2 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mound Builder was in 1833

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“Mound Builder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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