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My parents owned property on West Baseline Road, in Little Rock, Arkansas, just one block west of Stagecoach Road. My daddy told us the small mound in our front yard was an Indian mound. Years later, my brother added a six inches to a foot or more soil to our whole front yard, but the mound is still above what he filled in. I was always curious if it really was an Indian mound. My mother lined the outer edge of the mound with quartz stones and planted flowers. I always felt the mound was special.
Janice Turley Edwards
Cabot, AR


I work with Indian education, and I am a Lumbee Indian. I have been in Robeson County, North Carolina, for fifty-two years—in the Prospect community twenty-three years and Lumberton community/Pembroke twenty-nine years—and have been studying the Indian mounds online and in class with my students. It seems like the mounds in Arkansas and the one at Town Creek are almost the same, and it is near the Pee Dee river valley. The North Carolina historic site I looked at was www.nchistoricsites.org/town/main.htm. Thanks for letting us visit and learn from your site. Also, the Indians back then used the mounds for burial and for ceremonies, and it seems like there was not much difference in our Woodland Indians to the Arkansas Indians. We have some mounds right in Red Springs, North Carolina, but the man who owns them right near the old airplane field on Highway 710 will not let us see them.


Ellen Hunt Bullard
Lumberton, NC