Thursday, March 2, 2017

Large Hopewell Sioux Skeleton Found Within a Missouri Stone Vault

Large Hopewell Sioux Skeleton Found Within a Missouri Stone Vault




History of Boone County, Missouri 1882
   Along Roche Creek, starting from Perche Church and following the creek down about two miles, are numerous mounds, the work, undoubtedly, of the famed mound builders. These mounds are from three to six feet in height, and, on an average, are from 100 to 200 yards apart. They number about twenty well-defined specimens. Dr. Davis, of Sturgeon, and Wm. Powell opened one of these mounds on the farm of the latter. In the center they found a perfect vault, the roof of which was covered with stones. In this vault lay a large skeleton. It measured seven inches across the forehead and the size of the of the other bones were in proportion.