Poverty Point is the site of a huge mound building site. The name is from the farm that contained the site. Not a very happy name.
Indians built mounds in Louisiana for 5000 years. What is striking is that the mounds were built by a hunter-gathering society. Food was so plentiful that thousands of people could be fed by fellow citizens. Some mounds are a hundred feet high. Millions of basket loads of dirt had to be carried to the mounds.
I enjoyed my visit, The State of Louisiana is doing a great job on this historic monument. I want to go back.
This is the highest mound at Poverty Point