- from America 1492
Some places where Native Americans once lived are still full of mystery.
Huge, flat-topped mounds of earth still stand in parts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. Some are six stories tall. No one knows why they were built. How they were used is also a mystery. Scientists do know that there were temples or houses for chiefs on the tops of these mounds. The people who made them are called the Mound Builders.
By 1492, the Mound Builders’ way of life was disappearing. But the mounds still stood. New towns formed close by. Some belonged to the Creek people, who were descendants of the Mound Builders. Like the Iroquois, Hopi, and Mandan, the Creeks farmed and hunted.