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Poverty Point State Historic Site (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, 32.6368278, -91.4118422

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-07-10

Duration: 00:07:50

Subjects: Poverty Point State Park (La.) | Historic sites | Louisiana state historic sites | Louisiana state parks | Archaeology | Native Americans | Poverty Point culture


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Griffing, David Interviewee
  • Greenlee, Diana Interviewee
  • Wright, Alisha Interviewee


This segment from the July 10, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the Poverty Point State Historic Site in West Carroll Parish, the home of an ancient earthworks built by the Poverty Point culture of Native Americans more than 3,500 years ago. Whinham tours the site with park manager David Griffing and talks about the mystery surrounding the Poverty Point culture. He also talks to Diana Greenlee, a University of Louisiana at Monroe archaeologist, and Alisha Wright, the Poverty Point Collections Manager, about the archaeological dig taking place at the site. This story is a part of the “Louisiana’s Natural Treasures: State Parks” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford