Poverty Point National Monument tells the story of America’s oldest city located in Louisiana. Its preservation is dedicated to remembering its importance to Native American and United States pre-history. Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point, at its peak 3,000 years ago, was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It’s an engineering marvel, and the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites.