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Chester P. Walker
 
Walker, Chester P.
Walker, Chester P.
United States of America
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Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
When in early June 1991 Jereldine Redcorn and her friends in the Caddo Culture Club visited the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, Oklahoma, she saw for the first time a collection of beautifully shaped black and red earthenware bowls, bottles, jars, and other containers, elegantly burnished and finely engraved with abstract linear designs. These vessels had been recovered from archaeological sites widely distributed in old Caddo homelands, along the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma, in …
Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
The central Mississippi valley of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries was a vast landscape of dissected alluvial hills, horseshoe-shaped swamps and backwaters, and massive meandering rivers and streams. In 1542 when the members of Hernando de Soto’s entrada crossed the Mississippi River, there was a complex cultural mosaic of chiefdoms ripe with political alliances and factions. The cultural landscape seems to have consisted of ceremonial centers with various types of mounds, densely …