The land of the southeast woodland Native Americans stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River, and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Ohio River. What are now the states of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida are in the southeastern region.

Large groups like the Cherokee, the Chickasaw and the Creek lived in the northern part of the region. Tribes like the Natchez, Biloxi and Seminole lived in the southern area.

The ancestors of these people were called Mound Builders. They lived there from about 1000 B.C. to A.D. 700, a very long time ago. They built huge mounds that were as high as a ten story building. The mounds were used for temples and as burial sites.

This is an artist's idea of what a mound looked like.
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