Indian Mound Park
While in the Fort Lauderdale area you should save some time to check out Indian Mound Park, the historic park located in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Also sometimes referred to as the Pompano Beach Mound, this historic burial mound holds the remains of around 100 Tequesta Indians, the mound here for over 1000 years. This is the last surviving mound of it's kind in Florida's Broward County, outlasting encroaching commercial development pressures unlike most of the previous 20-50 mounds the area used to have.
The mound itself is 100 feet wide and 7 feet tall, an oval burial mound that sits just east of the Intracoastal Waterway. The mound holds the remains of a people felled by disease, war, and slavery brought by the Europeans in the 1500s, most of the Tequesta peoples dying out by the 1800s.
During your visit, you can read informational plaques about the Tequesta Indians and the site in general. Learn about the actual burial practices here at the mound, the faces of those buried placed toward the sunrise, and about the artifacts found with those buried. You can also learn the area's natural history, the land once covered by tropical hardwood.
This park is conveniently located near a water taxi stop, making for easy visiting access for visitors to the Fort Lauderdale area.