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Moundville: A Pop-Up Exhibition on Southeastern Native American Foodways and Subsistance

November 4 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm


November is recognized as National American Indian Heritage Month! The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

This year, Moundville Archaeological Park is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with an exhibit, a virtual 5K, a pottery activity, and a month-long photo challenge!


Join Moundville Archaeological Park’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month as we discuss how Native peoples used the Black Warrior River and created corn agriculture and connect with first pop-up exhibition celebrating Native American contributions to American lifeways.

  • Name of the Exhibit: Moundville: A Pop-Up Exhibition on Southeastern Native American Foodways and Subsistance
  • Start/End Date: November 4th – December 4th
  • Location: Intercultural Diversity Center Ferguson Center Room 2100
  • Exhibit Description: This pop exhibition will focus on Southeastern Native American subsistence patterns, the importance of Moundville, corn agriculture, the utilization Black Warrior River and how most of the subsistence techniques used in pre-history are still being done today.
  • Artifacts will include:  Pots and cups that were excavated at Moundville that were used for cooking. Bone fish hooks, grinding stones (mortar, pestle), stone axe, atlatl, projectile points etc. 

This exhibit will also include a make and take craft, that students will be able to take back to their dorms to complete.

We will also have a display at the Tuscaloosa Library to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and encourage patrons to check out books by Native American authors.


November 4 @ 8:00 am
December 4 @ 5:00 pm