MOUND BUILDERS HISTORY LESSON
Print The Mound Builders reading
comprehension passage and questions (see
Students should read the story silently,
then answer the questions about the story that follow.
Excerpt from passage
The Mound Builders were the first Native Americans to build mounds in the United States. Before they were known as Mound Builders, the Mound Builders were known as the Adenans. This group began creating earthen burial sites around 600 BC. Many of the mounds that were created were in different shapes. Some of the shapes were of birds and serpents. These creatures were important to the beliefs of the Adenan Indian Tribe.
The Mound Builders lived in what is now Southern Ohio. Several of the mounds they created are still there today. In Ohio, the Mound Builders were also known as the Hopewellians. While some Mound Builders did migrate, Southern Ohio was the main area they lived in
Today this area is rich with remnants from their
society. This includes the mounds. These Indians worked hard to be successful traders. They exchanged tools and other materials with other tribes hundreds of miles away.
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