The Ascent of Chiefs: Cahokia and Mississippian Politics in Native North America by Timothy R. Pauketat

The Ascent of Chiefs: Cahokia and Mississippian Politics in Native North America

byTimothy R. Pauketat

Kobo ebook | March 16, 2010

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This ambitious book provides a theoretical explanation of how prehistoric Cahokia became a stratified society, and ultimately the pinnacle of Native American cultural achievement north of Mexico. Considering Cahokia in terms of class struggle, Pauketat claims that the political consolidation in this region of the Mississippi Valley happened quite suddenly, around A.D. 1000, after which the lords of Cahokia innovated strategies to preserve their power and ultimately emerged as divine chiefs. The new ideas and new data in this volume will invigorate the debate surrounding one of the most important developments in North American prehistory.

Title:The Ascent of Chiefs: Cahokia and Mississippian Politics in Native North AmericaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:University of Alabama PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0817384189

ISBN - 13:9780817384180

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