Prophetstown, IN hike gives visitors history lesson

It was a great day for a walk and a history lesson. Nearly a dozen people gathered at Prophetstown State Park near Battle Ground, Indiana to participate in a historical hiking trail. The hike was a special event for September, which is archaeology month.

Participants learned how artifacts found at archeological digs have helped the park tell the story of the Native American tribes that once inhabited the land.

“Artifacts have a story to tell the public about this land,” said Angie Manuel, the park’s interpretive naturalist, who led the group. “Artifacts are a photograph in time.”

Manuel noted how artifacts have helped uncover the rich, cultural history of Prophetstown — particularly how Native American tribes hunted, survived and cultivated the land before European settlers came.

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