• A plush carpet of green grass covering the Mound City Group in summer

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

People

Figures of History

Although we don't know much about the individual stories of the people of the Hopewell Culture, we have been enlightened and educated about what they accomplished as a whole society. The compelling and mysterious story of these fascinating people has taken hundreds of years to reveal and may likely never be fully told. Many people have worked over the last few hundred years to piece together the story as best as possible. Many more will follow in their footsteps to continue where their predecessors left off. Learn about these people who dedicate their professional lives to tell the story of the pre-historic American Indians we know as Hopewell.

Did You Know?

Mordecai Hopewell

The term "Hopewell" derives from the farm where excavations of an earthwork site (Hopewell Mound Group) occurred in 1891-1892 under the direction of Warren K. Moorehead. The property was owned by a local dry goods merchant and former Confederate Army soldier, Mordecai Cloud Hopewell.