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The American Indian Artifacts Museum holds Native American artifacts dating back to hundreds and even thousands of years ago. The owners began collecting artifacts about 30-40 years ago. Many of the artifacts were given to the museum by local tribes.
Bok Homa Casino, located in Sandersville, MS is the latest addition to Pearl River Resort. This impressive, new 27,000 square foot facility features over 700 slot machines and a fabulous quick serve eatry.
The second largest Indian ceremonial mound in the nation covers nearly eight acres. Built by ancestors of the Natchez Indians in 1400 A.D.
Located just on the outskirts of town at the edge of a residential area is The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. The Natchez inhabited what is now southwest Mississippi ca. AD 700-1730, with the culture at its zenith in the mid-1500s. Between 1682 and 1729 the Grand Village was their main ceremonial center, according to historical and archaeological evidence. French explorers, priests, and journalists described the ceremonial mounds built by the Natchez on the banks of St. Catherine Creek, and archaeological investigations produced additional evidence that the site was the place that the French called "the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians."
During the period that the Natchez occupied the Grand Village, the French explored the region and began to make settlements. Relations between the French and the Natchez were cordial at first, but deteriorated as various disagreements and episodes of violence arose in 1716 and again in 1723. In 1729, a pro-English element within the tribe led the Natchez to attack the French colonial platations and military garrison at Fort Rosalie. The French retaliated in such force that the Natchez were forced to abandon their homeland.
Put the Grand Village on your tour itinerary and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the hallowed grounds of this historic treasure.
c. 1890's. Victorian cottage housing large photograph collection of old Hancock County. Collection of ancient Indian artifacts. Houses the Hancock County Historical Society.
In Walls, you will find a parking area available on top of the Bluff, overlooking the Mississippi River basin, known as the Delta. Close by, just yards off the road, are two ancient Indian Burial Mounds
How American Indians used the mounds varied. The purposes of most mounds found are shrouded in mystery, but are believed to be sacred monuments to the dead.
The church is the site of an Indian mission founded by Dutch priests in 1884.
The Jamie Whitten Historical Center is operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and housed inside it is a large multimedia-equipped auditorium. Also inside is a museum containing illustrations of the rich history and heritage of the Mississippi Hills region and interactive exhibits throughout. There is a gift shop area featuring regional books and other unique gift items.
The Marion County - City of Columbia Museum and Archives is located across from City Hall, on the west end of 2nd Street, in the circa 1907 Gulf & Ship Island passenger depot. The museum currently holds a large collection of Native American artifacts, a Civil War room, as well as displays of early Columbia and local military history.
Headquarters of the Tribal Government, Choctaw Museum, residential/school area and the fabulous Pearl River Resort, consisting of two casino hotels, two championship golf courses and a water park.
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