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  • A History of the Osage Peopleby Louis F. Burns

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 44.95

    Traces 400 years of Osage culture from prehistoric times to the group's current status as an officially recognized tribe. Osage traditional lands are located in mid-continental America encompassed by the present-day states of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Major waterways through these lands and the defensible terrain of the Ozark... more...

  • Architectural Variability in the Southeastby Cameron H. Lacquement; Cameron H. Lacquement; Lynne P. Sullivan; Robert J. Scott; Robert H. Lafferty; Dennis B. Blanton; Tamira K. Brennan; Mark A. McConaughy; Ramie A. Gougeon; Thomas H. Gresham; Nelson A. Reed

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Some of the most visible expressions of human culture are illustrated architecturally. Unfortunately for archaeologists, the architecture being studied is not always visible and must be inferred from soil inconsistencies or charred remains. This study deals with research into roughly a millennium of Native American architecture in the Southeast... more...

  • The Archaeology of Everyday Life at Early Moundvilleby Gregory D. Wilson

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Complex Mississippian polities were neither developed nor sustained in a vacuum. A broad range of small-scale social groups played a variety of roles in the emergence of regionally organized political hierarchies that governed large-scale ceremonial centers. Recent research has revealed the extent to which interactions among corporately organized... more...

  • Archaeology of the Moundville Chiefdomby Vernon J. Knight; Vincas P. Steponaitis; Lauren M. Michals; Paul D. Welch; Margaret J. Schoeninger; Mary Lucas Powell; C. Margaret Scarry; Mark R. Schurr; Christopher S. Peebles; Vincas P. Steponaitis; Christopher S. Peebles

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    At its height the Moundville ceremonial center was a densely occupied town of approximately 1,000 residents, with at least 29 earthen mounds surrounding a central plaza. Today, Moundville is not only one the largest and best-preserved Mississippian sites in the United States, but also one of the most intensively studied. This volume brings together... more...

  • SunWatchby Robert A. Cook

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    The last prehistoric cultures to inhabit the Middle Ohio Valley  (ca. A.D. 1000–1650) are referred to as Fort Ancient societies, which exhibited a wide variety of Mississippian period characteristics. What is less well-known and little understood are the social processes by which Mississippian characteristics spread to Fort Ancient... more...

  • Geronimoby Mary A. Stout

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    A revered Apache spiritual and military leader and a recurring figure in pop culture lore, Geronimo was a key figure during the settlement of the American Southwest. He led one of the last major independent Indian uprisings and personified the struggle of Native Americans during westward expansion. Geronimo: A Biography explores the life of this legendary... more...

  • The Natchez Indiansby James F Barnett

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 40.00

    The Natchez Indians: A History to 1735 is the story of the Natchez Indians as revealed through accounts of Spanish, English, and French explorers, missionaries, soldiers, and colonists, and in the archaeological record. Because of their strategic location on the Mississippi River, the Nat-chez Indians played a crucial part in the European struggle... more...

  • Waccamaw Legacyby Patricia Barker Lerch

    University of Alabama Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    An insightful and informative look into the Waccamaw Siouan's quest for identity and survival. Waccamaw Legacy: Contemporary Indians Fight for Survival sheds light on North Carolina Indians by tracing the story of the now state-recognized Waccamaw Siouan tribe from its beginnings in the Southeastern United States, through their first contacts... more...

  • Choctaw Prophecyby Tom Mould

    University of Alabama Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    This intriguing study explores the power and artistry of prophecy among the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, who use predictions about the future to interpret the world around them. This book challenges the common assumption that American Indian prophecy was an anomaly of the 18th and 19th centuries that resulted from tribes across the... more...

  • The Mississippian Emergenceby Bruce D. Smith

    University of Alabama Press 2007; US$ 42.50

    This collection, addressing a topic of ongoing interest and debate in American archaeology, examines the evolution of ranked chiefdoms in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States during the period A.D. 700–1200. The volume brings together a broad range of professionals engaged in the fieldwork that has vitalized the theoretical debates... more...