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mound builder

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Origin of mound builder

First recorded in 1835–45

Mound Builder

  1. a member of one of the various American Indian tribes who, in prehistoric and early historic times, erected the burial mounds and other earthworks of the Mississippi drainage basin and southeastern U.S.

Origin of Mound Builder

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for mound builder

Mound Builder

  1. a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc
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