Hickory Hills Indian Mounds
In Iowa, United States
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Hickory Hills Park is located south of Indianola. This cache is north of one of the 5 Indian Mounds in the park. (small mounds)
Thought this end of the park needed a separate cache since it has it's own history.
The Woodland Indian Culture is the name given to those people who lived in the eastern half of the United States approximately 3,000 to 1,000 years ago. From the evidence collected at the village site near the mounds, we know that Native Americans lived in the area throughout that time period. They hunted the abundant wildlife and collected roots, berries, seeds and nuts of the surrounding woods and prairie. One of the most interesting characteristics of the Woodland Culture was the construction of large earthen mounds, usually found on the highest point of the ridge above the village site. The mounds are believed to have served either as burial sites for important tribal leaders or as some part of the religious ceremonies of the villagers.
A series of conical mounds are located along the ridge at the northern edge of Hickory Hills. The area was a sacred place to the Woodland people and continues to provide a link to those who were here so long before us. There are 5 mounds altogether. You will see 4 of the small mounds as you look for this cache. When you head out, take the trail fork to your right to see the largest of the mounds. head north about halfway between the 2nd and 3rd mound (mowed circles) for the easiest way to this cache.
Cache is a decon container. It should be very easy to find in an obvious spot about 75 feet off the trail.
Cache was replaced on 5/10/09 - so it should stay nice and dry now.
Cache replaced on 4/21/13.
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 9/14/2013 7:29:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:29 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum