Ceremonial Cherokee Indian mound

The Nacoochee Indian mound is just outside Helen, Georgia.  Lynn and I were up there on vacation last week and happened to find it on our way out-of-town.  Of course, I had to pull over for a photo.

I like the setting, the look of the mound, and the hills and clouds beyond it.  It seems very spiritual to me.

Nacoochee Cherokee Indian ceremonial mound, just outside Helen, Georgia
Nacoochee Cherokee Indian ceremonial mound, just outside Helen, Georgia – This was the center of the Cherokee town of Gauxule, visited by DeSoto in 1540 while searching for gold. The mound is 190 feet long by 150 foot wide by 20 feet high. Research beginning in 1915 showed that the Cherokee people buried their ancestors on this spot and lived on the land around it.

My grandparents on my mother’s side both lived in North Carolina and Georgia and had some Cherokee blood in their background.  I wonder if any of my distant relatives lived and died near here?

I haven’t had time to organize / process photos from this trip. Hopefully I’ll get to that this week and have a better report ready for next time.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now, go make some photos!

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4 thoughts on “Ceremonial Cherokee Indian mound

  1. I know what you mean by Spiritual…There is something about the Indian Culture that you can not help but feel when you are on their land or around their projects. I felt it so strongly when visiting Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore. It is something that you never forget.
    Your image is beautiful. I’m glad you showed us this special spot.

    1. Thanks so much, Dorothy. I’m glad we stumbled on this place.

      Crazy Horse / Mt. Rushmore is on my list too. Hopefully I’ll make it out there soon.

      Ed

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