Shown: Mississippian-era Native Americans At Moundville, in what will become the state of Alabama, celebrate a first fruits ceremony.
Geologic period: Modern
About a thousand years ago, Alabama life was transformed by a new culture that spread east
from the Mississippi River Valley. Improved farming methods and new varieties of corn provided a more reliable food supply.
Ample food supported an expanding population and the development of complex religious and
Mississippian societies dominated eastern North America for nearly six centuries. Some of their huge ceremonial mounds can still be seen today.
Other samples of work for Alabama Department of Archives and History:
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Montgomery, Alabama 36130
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