Indian Mounds dot the delta plain west of the Mississippi between the eastern bluffs and the course of the Ouchita River. These are a little know and little understood series of earthen constructions mostly dating from around 1000AD. The great complex at Poverty Point dates back millennia earlier. Without permanent building materials like stone or metal tools, these societies left few clues for archeologists. However, their conical, rectangular and pyramidal mounds (usually arraigned as sets in the form of a equilateral triangle) are intriguing to us because of what they don’t say. Were they religious, ceremonial or just a place to avoid rising water. Why the triangle, why the cone, why the deconstructed ziggurat? They are scattered around the alluvial flats like pool balls after a hard break. They are a treasure and a mystery, they are the worn down patrimony of ghosts and I dearly love looking at them.