Native Americans and Salt Springs in Gallatin County

With US Forest Service archeologist Heather Carey


Jul 9, 2023


Shawnee Communications
120 W Lane St
Equality, IL 62934


Open to the public

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.

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

This event is part of the Spark! Places on Innovation exhibition in Equality, Illinois.

Attend the exhibits and other events in the lecture series.

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

Gallatin County Tourism Committee