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Cahokia in Context: Hegemony and Diaspora

Charles H. McNutt and Ryan M. Parish


At its height between AD 1050 and 1275, the city of Cahokia was the largest settlement of the Mississippian culture, acting as an important trade center and pilgrimage site. While the influence of Cahokian culture on the development of monumental architecture, maize-based subsistence practices, and economic complexity throughout North America is undisputed, new research in this volume reveals a landscape of influence in the regions that had and may not have had a relationship with Cahokia. Contributors find evidence for Cahokia’s hegemony—its social, cultural, ideological, and economic influen ... More

Keywords: Cahokia, Mississippian culture, Eastern Woodlands, Ohio River Valley, Illinois River Valley

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400820
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles H. McNutt, editor
University of Memphis.

Ryan M. Parish, editor

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Ryan M. Parish, Charles H. McNutt

I Heartland: The American Bottom and Lower Ohio Valley

1 In the Beginning

John E. Kelly, James A. Brown

4 Kincaid Mounds and the Cahokian Decline

Tamira K. Brennan, Corin C. O. Pursell

II The North: The Upper Mississippi River Valley

6 Cahokia and the Northwest Quarter

Dale R. Henning, Ronald C. Schirmer

III The West: The Middle Mississippi River Valley

7 Cahokia Connections in Northeastern Arkansas

C. Andrew Buchner, Eric S. Albertson

8 Possible Cahokian Contacts in Eastern and Southeastern Arkansas

Marvin D. Jeter, Robert J. Scott Jr., John H. House

12 Carson and Cahokia

Jay K. Johnson, John M. Connaway

IV The South: The Southeastern Interior

13 Mississippian Origins as Viewed from the Shiloh Indian Mound Group, Western Tennessee

David G. Anderson, Thaddeus G. Bissett, John E. Cornelison Jr.

14 Cahokia-Moundville Interaction

Vernon James Knight

V The Coast: The Lower Mississippi River Valley and Gulf

19 Conclusion

Charles H. McNutt