July 2012 Issue
Messages From the Past
The Ancient Ohio Trail makes it easier to visit and learn about the state’s earthworks.
A small crowd gathers around the egg-shaped mound at the head of the Great Serpent earthworks in Adams County, beneath a brilliant blue sky and with their backs to a broad river valley. The smell of burning sage drifts from a clay pot in the hands of a woman in a red headband. A wooden flute provides a haunting soundtrack to the ceremony as the celebrants take turns chanting and reciting poetry. To read more, click here to subscribe. >>