President Nelson taught, "Good inspiration is based upon good information." If you are a Latter-day Saint and haven't read Oliver Cowdery's 8 essays on Church history, including Letter VII, you need to read them to understand Church history, the Book of Mormon, and the related teachings of the prophets.
This map shows a 5-day driving loop to mound site in the Mid-South region. About 50 mounds could be seen on this 1200-mile excursion, but there would be more mounds than that along the route if one had more time. From: Forgotten History 5-Day Mound Tour: Travel Guide to Native American Mounds in the Mid-South.