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James A. Brown
Brown, James A.
Brown, James A.
United States of America
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Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
In 1884 archaeologist John Rogan discovered two thin, beautifully embellished copper plates at the ancient town site of Etowah, near Cartersville, Georgia, while excavating one of its three major mounds (see figs. 1 and 11 in the essay by Adam King in this volume). The thinness of these plates, beaten from nuggets of natural copper, combined with the refined and detailed tooling of a naturalistic image of a costumed warrior, struck Cyrus Thomas of the Bureau of American Ethnology in Washington, …