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"a well-written, popular, and highly informative survey of the architecture, archaeology, and iconography from twenty sites representative of the Mississippian culture or tradition that emerged among American Indians living in the Southeast after about 700 A.D. A brief bibliography enhances the value of this introduction to an immense subject."
--Journal of Southern History
"This book is a beautifuyl, well-constructed, and gracefully written tribute to a Southeastern past seen through the lens of a very modern point of view."
"Combining art history, anthropology, archaeology, and architecture, Mallory McCane O'Connor takes the reader on a pictorial and textual jounrey through th eprehistoric time and space to the Mississippi period (1000 B.C.-A.D. 1540) mound center of the Southeast." "O'Connor's site descriptions, aided by the photos of Barbara Gibbs, are wonderful." "an excellent and informative introductory work"
--Gulf Coast Historical Review