Snake Woman’s Garden Added to Caddo Mounds


Last year a new grass house was built on the Caddo Mounds Historical Site grounds. This year the Friends of Caddo added the Snake Woman’s Garden which features herbs and vegetables grown historically by the Caddo. Currently growing are corn, beans, tobacco, and squash.

The 397-acre Caddo Mounds site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is located in Cherokee County, west of Nacogdoches. Built more than 1,200 years ago by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai, the site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builder culture, which spanned the eastern North American woodlands for more than 2,500 years.

First opened to the public in 1982, the site consists of two temple mounds, a burial mound and a large portion of the adjacent village area. Today, a walking trail guides visitors around the earthen mounds. A visitors center with exhibits and displays is also on site for visitors to learn about the everyday life of the early Caddo people.

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