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Ligabue Magazine n° 73
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The Native Americans of Cahokia. Mississippian cultures in pre-colonial North America

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Davide Domenici

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site/Cahokia Project


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Influenced by decades of Westerns, novels and cartoons, we usually imagine North American Indians as horseback hunters who lived in hide tepee camps, which they could move easily as they followed nomadic seasonal circuits and bison herds. This image, albeit now
attenuated in the name of the politically correct, has come down to us directly from those who saw the Native Americans as savage scalp hunters or noble, proud warriors destined to disappear in the wake of the ever advancing Western civilisation.

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