CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - Before the Indian Removal Act of 1830, many Native Americans settled in this region of the country, leaving behind an abundance of artifacts, and now one Mississippi group is trying to revitalize the history.
The Magnolia State Archaeological Society held an Indian artifact show at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth on Saturday.
Seventy-five vendors across the region, including collectors from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, displayed their findings.
Over 200,000 pieces were on display, like pottery, arrow heads and other prehistoric Native American artifacts.
The society started in 2005, and they said they take pride in only allowing authentic pieces.
"We're actually preserving history that would otherwise be lost if we didn't collect them," said society president Bill Breidinger. "When you see a collection, it's pretty much a collection that's been found many years ago by somebody's grandfather or father, and they bring them and display them."
The groups said they will hold another Indian artifact show in Meridian on Feb. 8.