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The Author

Jim Metzner is best known as the producer and narrator of radio series and podcasts, including Pulse of the Planet, currently broadcast on 250 public and commercial stations to an audience of over one million listeners every week.  He began researching Sacred Mounds years ago, visiting mound sites throughout the southeastern United States.  In Mississippi, Jim met with members of the Natchez tribe, the last known group to inhabit the mounds, and participated in several of their ceremonies at their invitation.  He's given presentations around the world, most recently as a Fulbright Specialist in the area of communication and media. Visit

Author Jim Metzner with Hutke Fields, principal chief of the Natchez Nation.

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