Table of contents for Ancient objects and sacred realms : interpretations of Mississippian iconography / edited by F. Kent Reilly, III and James F. Garber ; foreword by Vincas P. Steponaitis.


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Foreword Vincas P. Steponaitis Acknowledgments 1. Introduction F. Kent Reilly III and James F. Garber 2. Some Cosmological Motifs in the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex George E. Lankford 3. The Petaloid Motif: A Celestial Symbolic Locative in the Shell Art of Spiro F. Kent Reilly III 4. On the Identity of the Birdman within Mississippian Period Art and Iconography James Brown 5. The Great Serpent in Eastern North America George E. Lankford 6. Identification of a Moth/Butterfly Supernatural in Mississippian Art Vernon James Knight and Judith A. Franke 7. Ritual, Medicine, and the War Trophy Iconographic Theme in the Mississippian Southeast David H. Dye 8. The "Path of Souls": Some Death Imagery in the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex George E. Lankford 9. Sequencing the Braden Style within Mississippian Period Art and Iconography James Brown 10. Osage Texts and Cahokia Data Alice Beck Kehoe References Index


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