November is Native American Heritage Month, and in honor of their contribution to the nation’s diversified history, Shiloh Battlefield is hosting two interpretive hikes of the Shiloh Indian Mounds.
The 10 a.m. hikes are on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 27.
Shiloh National Military Park contains one of the most important archaeological sites in the Lower Tennessee Valley, the Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark.
The program focuses on the past archaeological work at the site as well as several aspects of daily life at the Shiloh Mound village in 1250 AD. The interpretive hike explores Native American life, such as how the people defended themselves, what food items they hunted and gathered, and why they built the mounds.
Register in advance for the hike by calling the park at 731-689-5696. Meet the ranger at the Indian Mound Shelter at 10 a.m. on the scheduled day.
The terrain is moderate and hikers should bring water and wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. Rain or severe weather will cancel the programs.