Native American Programs at Shiloh
Contact: Marcus Johnson, 731-689-5696
Shiloh National Military Park will be offering ranger led programs on the inhabitants of the Shiloh Indian Mounds. These interpretive programs will focus on several aspects on Native American life. The scheduled programs are as follows:
Foods of the Native Americans. This program will focus on what the Shiloh Indians hunted and gathered for sustenance. However, the Mississippian period also saw the increased dependence on agriculture, and the natives gradually depended more on farming for food. This 30 minute program will be offered on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd at 11:30 a.m.
Medicinal and Common Uses of Plants by the Native Americans. This program will focus on herbs and plants the Shiloh Indians used to treat sickness and injury, as well as other daily activities. The plants and herbs used during this period of time have had positive influences on modern science, and many of the natural remedies continue to be used today. This 30 minute program will be offered on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd at 1:30 p.m.
Shiloh Battlefield at (731) 689-5275. You may visit us on our website at www.nps.gov/shil, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShilohNMP and Twitter at http://twitter.com/shilohnps.
Did You Know?
Famous author Ambrose Bierce served in the 9th Indiana Infantry at Shiloh. His regiment arrived with Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio, and saw heavy action on the second day of battle. The soldier-turned writer left a vivid account of his exploits in the battle.