More Indian Relics
MORE INDIAN VISITOR TO THE GREAT MAMMOTH CAVE IN KENTUCKY THUS WRITES TO THE LOUISVILLE LITERARY REGISTER:
There is not the shadow of a doubt but that the Cave was once the habitation of the Indians. The ashes of their fires, and innumerable signs, proclaim it once thickly populated. Canes, partly burnt, are found nearly over the whole explored Cave. Mummies have been found and removed. A giant’s bones rest near the mouth. Last week a pair of moccasins and reticule were found two miles from the mouth – all made of very fine bark or grass, and handsomely platted. The reticule is very handsome, about six inches in length, with tassels, and the moccasins are not fellows – one is a small one, about eight inches long, and no doubt adorned and warmed the beautiful foot of a princess.
- Kentucky, Edmonson County, Richmond Indiana palladium. [volume], October 27, 1838, Image 1
- THE LOUISVILLE LITERARY REGISTER: