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The city of Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi got its name from the indigenous group of Natchez Indians. This historic Native American tribe once had a village that served as their political and religious center ? the Grand Village of the Natchez.

The Grand Village of the Natchez is a 128-acre site containing several village ruins, excavation sites and artifacts. The whole site also includes prehistoric earthwork mounds used by its early settlers. Believed to have been established around 1200 CE, the village was built by the Plaqueine culture before it was used by the Natchez people during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The site is a prime tourist attraction in the city. The site also contains a museum which houses the artifacts excavated from the site. For its historic and cultural importance, the village was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
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