Origin of mound builder
First recorded in 1835–45
- 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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Examples from the Web for mound-builder
"Lots of those fellows about in my day," said the Mound-Builder.
"That was a true name for many of us," said the Mound-Builder.
The specimen shown in fig. 302 is quoted as a “typical example of the cross of the mound-builder.”The Swastika
The gorget shown in Fig. 3 contains a typical example of the cross of the mound-builder.
The form of the object, the character of the design and the evident age of the specimen, all bespeak the mound-builder.
- another name for megapode
- a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc
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