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mound builder

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Origin of mound builder
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45

Mound Builder

noun
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
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40
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mound-builder

noun
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another name for megapode

Mound Builder

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