• 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?

Ancient Monuments, Squier & Davis

The first publication of the Smithsonian Institution in 1848 was an extensive survey of archeology sites that included all of the sites at Hopewell Culture NHP. The book was authored by Ephraim Squier (left) and Edwin Davis (right), residents of the town of Chillicothe where Hopewell Culture NHP is located.