Past Event

Native Americans and Salt Springs in Gallatin County

Rendering of salt production at Sulpher Springs Mississippian site in Nashville. Source: Aaittafama’/Kellytown Master Plan.

with US Forest Service archeologist Heather Carey

The use of the Great Salt Spring and other nearby saline springs in Gallatin County was an important activity for Native American groups for thousands of years.

This presentation will further explore the different Native groups that used the area and what archaeological investigations and archival research has revealed about the site.

WSIU InFocus Interview with Mark York

This event is part of the Spark! Places on Innovation exhibition in Equality, Illinois. Learn more about the exhibition and other events.

This event is brought to you by the Gallatin County Tourism Committee in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Illinois Humanities.