Woodland Mound Builders (APUSH)


Woodland Mound Builders definition, resources, and guide for the AP US History curriculum.

Woodland Moundbuilders, Hopewell Park, NPS

An early morning photo of the mounds at Hopewell Culture National Historic Park. Image Source: National Park Service.


Woodland Mound Builders were a group of Native American Cultures that emerged in the eastern part of North America in the Woodland Period (1000 BC–1000 AD). The Woodland Mound Builders are known for their elaborate burial mounds, which were used to bury leaders and other important people. The Woodland Mound Builders are also known for their advanced agriculture, trade, and metalworking skills.

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Woodland Mound Builders is part of these APUSH Units:

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  • Article Title Woodland Mound Builders (APUSH)
  • Date Prehistory–1491
  • Author
  • Keywords Woodland Mound Builders, APUSH
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 21, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 24, 2024