Chucalissa Indian Village

Status: Preserved

Location: 1987 Indian Village Drive, in T.O. Fuller State Park, Memphis

Built: ca. 1000

Architectural Style: Chucalissa vernacular; park

Original Function/Purpose: Park

The Chucalissa Indian Village was placed on the National Register on May 7, 1973.

History: This village, located on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and founded around 900 A.D., is known for the well-preserved architectural and archaeological remains that have been excavated from the site. Discovered in 1938, the site is one of the least damaged by cultivation and looting, and has been operated by the University of Memphis since 1962. The village functions as an educational site housing a Mississippian mound complex and exhibits that explore the Native American history of the southeastern United States. Chucalissa was also designated a National Historic Landmark on April 19, 1994.

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 9

DON NEWMAN