Poverty Point National Monument

12 minutes

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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.

Media Details

Runtime: 12 minutes

America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 1
12 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 2
12 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 3
11 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 4
21 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 5
14 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 6
23 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 7
13 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 8
11 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 9
12 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 10
18 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12

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    Christine D. (Manchester, NH)
    March 12th, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Fascinating... did not know that Poverty Point existed. Christopher is visiting LA soon and wanted to educate him about it, so I searched for titles about the state and found this. A real gem. Thank you for adding it. These videos under 30 min. are perfect for middle schoolers. Thank you!!!