Creator

Date Original

circa 1890

Description

These pages are extracts from the twelfth annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1890-1891. This brief extract describes the mounds and surrounding area in great detail and gives archaeological information about the artifacts in and around the mounds.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Works Progress Administration, which became the Work Projects Administration (WPA), was the largest and most ambitious of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal agencies. The Arkansas Federal Writer's Project was a part of the WPA created to focus on the history of Arkansas as part of the American Guide series. Publications like these would gave points of interest from each state, and covered topics such as agriculture, geography and geology, history, Native Americans, industry, place names, immigration, and transportation. This report was used to gather information about the Native American mounds in Scott County, Arkansas for the WPA's report on both native peoples in Arkansas and its geological significance to the region.

Physical Description

Document, 3 pages, 8" x 10.5"

Subjects

Indigenous peoples; Geology; Mounds (Burials); Mounds (Landforms); Archaeological sites; Archaeology

Contributor

Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, J.W. Powell (Director)

Geographical Area

Scott, Lonoke County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000567, Box 35, Folder 350

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Works Progress/Work Projects Administration (WPA) Arkansas research files, MS.000567

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Works Progress Administration Information on the Mounds at Toltec, Works Progress/Work Projects Administration (WPA) Arkansas research files, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6901 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Preview

image preview

Files

Download

Download Full Text (1.2 MB)

Works Progress Administration Information on the Mounds at Toltec

Share

COinS