The Not-So-New World

Ancient Mound — Poverty Point, Louisiana. Credit: “Mound at Poverty Point” by kniemla, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Ancient Past surrounds us in North America like an unspoken, open secret. Speaking it, however, may require too much revision of the tales and legends we tell ourselves of our taming the “New World” — for it is seldom mentioned. But both honesty and history demand a reevaluation and a retelling…

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