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Robert L. Hall
Robert L. Hall (1927–2012) was a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Anthropology and the adjunct curator emeritus of Plains and Midwestern archaeology and ethnology at the Field Museum in Chicago.
Hall, Robert L.
Hall, Robert L.
United States of America
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Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
When Hernando de Soto’s band of adventurers crossed the southeastern United States in 1539–43, they witnessed the living, vibrant cultures of moundbuilding American Indians (see fig. 5 in the essay by Garrick Bailey). Unlike settlers in the nineteenth century, these Spaniards had no need to invent a mythical race of moundbuilders to account for the earthen monuments they beheld, because the leaders of the Natchez Indians they met in Mississippi lived in mound-top lodges and honored their …