Works Progress Administration Information on the Mounds at Toltec
The Works Progress Administration, which became the Work Projects Administration (WPA), was the largest and most ambitious of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal agencies. The Arkansas Federal Writer's Project was a part of the WPA created to focus on the history of Arkansas as part of the American Guide series. Publications like these would gave points of interest from each state, and covered topics such as agriculture, geography and geology, history, Native Americans, industry, place names, immigration, and transportation. This report was used to gather information about the Native American mounds in Scott County, Arkansas for the WPA's report on both native peoples in Arkansas and its geological significance to the region.
These pages are extracts from the twelfth annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1890-1891. This brief extract describes the mounds and surrounding area in great detail and gives archaeological information about the artifacts in and around the mounds.
Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, J.W. Powell (Director)
Arkansas State Archives
Works Progress/Work Projects Administration (WPA), MS.000567, Box 35, Folder 350, Arkansas Research Files, Indians, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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