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The ascent of chiefs : Cahokia and Mississippian politics in Native North America

Author: Timothy R Pauketat
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a theoretical explanation of how pre-historic Cahokia became a stratified society, and ultimately, the pinnacle of Native American cultural achievement north of Mexico. Pauketat  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy R Pauketat
ISBN: 0817307281 9780817307288
OCLC Number: 29478346
Description: xvi, 235 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: A Mississippian Leviathan --
2. Chiefdoms in Theory and Practice --
3. The Sociohistorical Context of the American Bottom Region --
4. Central and Rural Mississippian Patterns --
5. Diachronic Community and Architectural Evidence --
6. Diachronic Artifactual Evidence --
7. The Generation of the Cahokian Leviathan.
Responsibility: Timothy R. Pauketat.

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