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Inspired by means of the Arkansas Review’s “What Is the Delta?” sequence of articles, Defining the Delta collects fifteen essays from students within the sciences, social sciences, and arts to explain and outline this significant region.

listed below are essays interpreting the Delta’s actual homes, barriers, and weather from a geologist, archeologist, and environmental historian. The Delta is usually considered during the lens of the social sciences and humanities—historians, folklorists, and others learning the relationship among the land and its humans, specifically the significance of agriculture and the tradition of the realm, particularly song, literature, and food.

each flip of the web page unearths in a different way of seeing the seven-state quarter that's bisected by means of and depending on the Mississippi River, suggesting eventually that there are myriad methods of taking a look at, and defining, the Delta.

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Much of eastern North America participated in a vibrant exchange network through the movement of exotic goods: copper from the Great Lakes region, galena from the Ozark Plateaus, greenstone and mica from the southern Appala­ chians, and marine shell from the Gulf Coast. These raw materials were crafted into copper ear spools; marine shell beads, cups, and gorgets; panpipes; greenstone celts; stone and pearl beads; cut mica; and faceted galena cubes. Finished artifacts have been found with Marksville log tomb interments that were subsequently mounded over after the funeral rituals were completed.

Catherine Creek in present-day Natchez, Mississippi, was the main ritual center of the Natchez during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The Grand Village (aka the Fatherland Site) was continuously occupied for over five centuries before its abandonment in 1730. French visitors to the village provide rare firsthand information about the Plaquemine belief system and political organization. 76 The Natchez were dispersed by the French following the Natchez Rebellion of 1729 and their attack on Fort Rosalie.

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