Mississippian Artifacts Collection

Below, sacred collections from the Mississippian culture are respectfully shared. We at Old Town acknowledge and honor those who came and dwelled here before us, including the Mississippian, Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and other peoples. We strive with humility, accuracy, reverence, and ongoing consultation to expand the knowledge and understanding of these cultures. We share these reflections of culture and humanity with appreciation and deep respect for those before us that have called the land at Old Town home. 

Above: Conversation with Owen Gray on his family’s history with Mississippian ceramic pottery, ancient Old Town, and growing up as a child fishing in the Harpeth River at Old Town.

Below are highlights that demonstrate the variety of the Collection. The entire Mississippian Mound Artifacts Collection can be viewed here.