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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 of Mound Builders
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism

mound builder

noun
1.
Origin
1835-45
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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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