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mound builder

noun
1.
Origin of mound builder
1835-1845
1835-45

Mound Builders

plural noun
1.
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
1830-40, Americanism
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  • Furthermore the mound builder used metal tools, and was probably a metal worker.

    The Mound Builders George Bryce
  • The article on which the mound builder lavished most of his skill was the pipe.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for mound builder

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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