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A major reconstruction of the rituals, cosmology, ideology, and political structures of the prehistoric native peoples of the Mississippi River Valley and Southeastern United States.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 2. Some Cosmological Motifs in the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex
  2. pp. 8-38
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  1. 3. The Petaloid Motif: A Celestial Symbolic Locative in the Shell Art of Spiro
  2. pp. 39-55
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  1. 4. On the Identity of the Birdman within Mississippian Period Art and Iconography
  2. pp. 56-106
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  1. 5. The Great Serpent in Eastern North America
  2. pp. 107-135
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  1. 6. Identification of a Moth/Butterfly Supernatural in Mississippian Art
  2. pp. 136-151
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  1. 7. Ritual, Medicine, and the War Trophy Iconographic Theme in the Mississippian Southeast
  2. pp. 152-173
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  1. 8. The ‘‘Path of Souls’’: Some Death Imagery in the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex
  2. pp. 174-212
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  1. 9. Sequencing the Braden Style within Mississippian Period Art and Iconography
  2. pp. 213-245
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  1. 10. Osage Texts and Cahokia Data
  2. pp. 246-262
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  1. References
  2. pp. 263-282
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 283-299
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780292795433
Print ISBN
9780292713475
MARC Record
OCLC
320324374
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
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