NPS / Univ. of Colorado
Hopewell Culture NHP 2013 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher
During the summer of 2013, the park's Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT), Trina Strausbaugh, produced a film essay to delve into the question "How do we know what we know about the Hopewell?" Trina interviewed staff and interns at the park in order to find out more about the basis of our understanding of these prehistoric peoples. Watch the TRT video below to discover the basics of our understanding of the people we know as Hopewell.
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The National Park Service Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 schools to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service.
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Did You Know?
Freshwater mussels were an important resource for Hopewellian people. They were used as food, provided pearls for ornaments and shells were utilized for hoes. Although plentiful during the Middle Woodland period, over-harvesting and low water quality have reduced their numbers drastically today. Many freshwater mussels are on the State and Federal Endangered Species list. More...