Distant Voices - The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound

A prehistoric Indian burial mound sits alongside the Chattahoochee River in North Georgia The Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound, with its trademark gazebo, is said to be the second most recognized landmark in the state, surpassed only by Stone Mountain Distant Voices is an attempt to tell the story of this mound and the valley that spawned it In all the centuries the moundA prehistoric Indian burial mound sits alongside the Chattahoochee River in North Georgia The Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound, with its trademark gazebo, is said to be the second most recognized landmark in the state, surpassed only by Stone Mountain Distant Voices is an attempt to tell the story of this mound and the valley that spawned it In all the centuries the mound was in the hands of Native Americans, it grew higher and taller But shortly after the Europeans arrived, at least two feet of soil were shaved from the top And like hundreds of others, this mound would have been pushed over and plowed under if an early owner hadn t built that little gazebo on top The book is an attempt to capture some of what we believe about this place and to tell the stories of a few of the artists and poets who have painted and praised it Because so many artists, writers, anthropologists and historians and poets have visited and found inspiration here, Distant Voices lets several of them, including John Kollock and Mildred Greear talk about their experiences with the mound first hand There is also, of course, the well known legend of Nacoochee, the beautiful daughter of a Cherokee chief who loved a Chickasaw warrior named Sautee Many say they lie together, deep inside the mound, while others scoff and call it a fairy tale Somehow, the mound causes even the busiest passer by to glance that way even if they ve already passed a thousand times before Countless have stopped for a photograph Because, in the end, it s the memories it holds that make this mound so wonderful and this book so enjoyable.
Distant Voices The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound A prehistoric Indian burial mound sits alongside the Chattahoochee River in North Georgia The Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound with its trademark gazebo is said to be the second most recognized landmar

  • Title: Distant Voices - The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound
  • Author: Emory Jones Jean Rice
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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