• Mound City Group visitor center and mounds in mid-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?

Obsidian spear point

Obsidian has been found at a few Hopewell earthwork sites. The majority of obsidian, several hundred pounds, was found in one mound at Hopewell Mound Group. Much of the obsidian is from Obsidian Cliff in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - over 1,500 miles away. More...