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Cahokia

Author : Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN : 9781101105177
Genre : History
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The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America.
Category: History

Ancient Cahokia And The Mississippians

Author : Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN : 0521520665
Genre : History
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Using a wealth of archaeological evidence, this book outlines the development of Mississippian civilization.
Category: History

Iroquois Diplomacy On The Early American Frontier

Author : Timothy John Shannon
ISBN : 067001897X
Genre : History
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A vivid portrait of the Iroquois nation during colonial America offers insight into their formidable influence over regional politics, their active participation in period trade, and their neutral stance throughout the Anglo-French imperial wars. 15,000 first printing.
Category: History

Cahokia The Great Native American Metropolis

Author : Biloine W. Young
ISBN : 0252068211
Genre : History
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This is the story of North America's largest archaeological site, told through the lives, personalities, and conflicts of the men and women who excavated and studied it.
Category: History

Cahokia Mounds

Author : William Iseminger
ISBN : 9781614230052
Genre : Photography
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About one thousand years ago, a phenomenon occurred in a fertile tract of Mississippi River flood plain known today as the "American Bottom." This phenomenon came to be called Cahokia Mounds, America's first city. Interpreting the rich heritage of a site like Cahokia Mounds is a balancing act; the interpreter must speak as a scholar to the general public on behalf of an entirely different civilization. Since even those three groups are splintered into myriad dialects of perspective, sometimes it is hard to know what language to use. But William Iseminger's work at the site has given him nearly four decades of practice in Cahokia Conversation 101, and he tells the story of the place and its ancient culture (as well as its place in contemporary culture) with the clarity and confidence of a native speaker.
Category: Photography

Chiefdoms And Other Archaeological Delusions

Author : Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN : 9780759112506
Genre : Social Science
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In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been constructed by, their social arrangements. In turn, archaeologists have all too often relied on these models to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples. In lively, engaging, and informed prose, Timothy Pauketat debunks much of this social-evolutionary theorizing about human development, as he ponders the evidence of 'chiefdoms' left behind by the Mississippian culture of the American southern heartland. This book challenges all students of history and prehistory to reexamine the actual evidence that archaeology has made available, and to do so with an open mind.
Category: Social Science

Choctaw Nation

Author : Valerie Lambert
ISBN : 9780803206687
Genre : Social Science
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Choctaw Nation is a story of tribal nation building in the modern era. Valerie Lambert treats nation-building projects as nothing new to the Choctaws of southeastern Oklahoma, who have responded to a number of hard-hitting assaults on Choctaw sovereignty and nationhood by rebuilding their tribal nation.
Category: Social Science

Star Mounds

Author : Ross Hamilton
ISBN : 9781583944462
Genre : History
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"An illustrated, full-color, multidisciplinary tour through the now-hidden 'Glastonbury zodiac' of North America--the ancient monuments of the Ohio Valley--this book will appeal to readers interested in indigenous American culture, its mysteries, and its sophisticated knowledge of astronomy, geometry, and architecture"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

An Archaeology Of The Cosmos

Author : Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN : 9780415521284
Genre : Social Science
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An Archaeology of the Cosmos seeks answers to two fundamental questions of humanity and human history. The first question concerns that which some use as a defining element of humanity: religious beliefs. Why do so many people believe in supreme beings and holy spirits? The second question concerns changes in those beliefs. What causes beliefs to change? Using archaeological evidence gathered from ancient America, especially case material from the Great Plains and the pre-Columbian American Indian city of Cahokia, Timothy Pauketat explores the logical consequences of these two fundamental questions. Religious beliefs are not more resilient than other aspects of culture and society, and people are not the only causes of historical change. An Archaeology of the Cosmos examines the intimate association of agency and religion by studying how relationships between people, places, and things were bundled together and positioned in ways that constituted the fields of human experience. This rethinking theories of agency and religion provides readers with challenging and thought provoking conclusions that will lead them to reassess the way they approach the past.
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Conversations With The High Priest Of Coosa

Author : Charles M. Hudson
ISBN : 0807854212
Genre : Social Science
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This book depicts the world of the Coosa, a native tribe that dominated the ridge and valley area of eastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia, and northeastern Alabama in the 1500s and that is believed to have eventually become the Creek. Beginning with all that is currently known about the beliefs, traditions, and culture of the Coosa, Hudson weaves this into a series of fictionalized conversations between a real-life Spanish priest (who actually did travel to Coosa territory in 1560) and a fictional Coosa priest.
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