University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Victoria Lindsay Levine

Feathers in Southeast American Indian Ceremonialism

By: Victoria Lindsay Levine

On May 18, 1539, the Span­iard Hernando de Soto em­barked on an expedition to explore what is now the southeastern United States. The journey was long and bloody. Before the expedition ended in September of 1543, several thousand Indians had been killed, as well as de Soto himself and half of his 600-man force. Ironically, while […]