Lords of the Southeast : social inequality and the native elites of southeastern North America / Alex W. Barker and Timothy R. Pauketat, editors ; contributions by Alex W. Barker ... [et al.].Material type: TextSeries: Archeological papers of the American Anthropological Association ; no. 3Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Anthropological Association, 1992Description: vii, 197 p. : ill. ; 28 cmISBN: 0913167487Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Kings and rulers -- Congresses | Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Politics and government -- Congresses | Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- Congresses | Mississippian culture -- Southern States -- Congresses | Social classes -- Southern States -- History -- Congresses | Elite (Social sciences) -- Southern States -- History -- CongressesDDC classification: 305.897075 LOC classification: E78.S65 | L67 1991
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Includes bibliographical references.
Mississippian elites and solar alignments : a reflection of managerial necessity, or levers of social inequality? / Bruce D. Smith -- The reign and ruin of the lords of Cahokia : a dialectic of dominance / Timothy R. Pauketat -- Fort Ancient has no class : the absence of an elite group in Mississippian societies in the central Ohio Valley / James B. Griffin -- Powhatan's pursestrings : on the meaning of surplus in a seventeenth century Algonkian chiefdom / Alex W. Barker -- In the best of health? : disease and trauma among the Mississippian elite / Mary Lucas Powell -- Chiefly behavior : evidence from sixteenth century Spanish accounts / Marvin T. Smith and David J. Hally -- Communal societies and the emergence of elites in the prehistoric American Southeast / Michael S. Nassaney -- Coles Creek period social organization and evolution in northeast Louisiana / Tristram R. Kidder -- Political offices and political structure : ethnohistoric and archaeological perspectives on the native lords of Apalachee / John F. Scarry -- Political lords and political ideology in southeastern chiefdoms : comments and observations / Mary W. Helms.