Plymouth’s Board of Spiritual Growth and Anti-Racism Committee are co-sponsoring a presentation on the Effigy Mounds National Monument over Zoom on Thursday, December 3 from 5 pm – 6:30 p.m. Effigy Mounds National Monument, located in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, preserves more than 200 mounds built by American Indian tribes. Numerous effigy mounds are shaped like animals, including bears and birds. The mounds are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the Monument’s 20 culturally associated American Indian tribes. The presentation will focus on the spiritual aspects of Effigy Mounds, as well as on systemic racism towards Indigenous Peoples, as reflected in how Tribal remains and cultural items buried in the mounds were treated.
Recording of the webinar will be available soon. Please stay tuned!