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Shiloh Indian Mounds

Indian Mounds

Shiloh Indian Mounds

(NPS Photo)

About 800 years ago, a town occupied the high Tennessee River bluff at the eastern edge of the Shiloh plateau. Between two steep ravines, a wooden palisade enclosed seven earthen mounds and dozens of houses. Six mounds, rectangular in shape with flat tops, probably served as platforms for the town’s important buildings. These structures may have included a council house, religious buildings, and residences of the town’s leaders. The southernmost mound is an oval, round-topped mounds in which the town’s leaders or other important people were buried.

For more information on the mounds, click on the links below:

Shiloh Indian Mounds History

Shiloh Indian Mounds Map

Shiloh Indian Mounds Archeology

Shiloh Site Bulletins

Did You Know?

Ulysses S. Grant

Two future United States presidents fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Ulysses S. Grant commanded the Federal Army of the Tennessee, while James A. Garfield commanded a brigade in the Federal Army of the Ohio.