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Emblematic Mounds by Stephen D. Peet
Emblematic Mounds
and Animal Effigies

Stephen D. Peet - 1890

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Part of the Prehistoric America series, this landmark work describes hundreds of effigy mounds in Wisconsin and the United States.  Authoritatively written, it also describes earthworks that have completely disappeared due to farming, erosion and modern construction (many had virtually disappeared by the time of publication).  Many hundreds of mounds are located and described as well as  discussions of the reasons they were built and the village sites associated with them. 

Peet contrasts and compares the Wisconsin mounds with examples from other states, including the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio and  a bone serpent path  in North Dakota that bears an uncanny resemblance to a serpent of standing stones in Abury, England. 

Soft cover 7" x 9-1/4", 350 pages, full page plates and over 200 illustrations and full page plates. $24.95

   

Sample Plates - click on image to enlarge

CONTENTS

   
1  ANIMAL EFFIGIES AND THEIR LOCATIONS
2 ANIMALS REPRESENTED BY THE EFFIGIES
3 BIRD EFFIGIES
4 ATTITUDES OF THE ANIMALS REPRESENTED
5 RELIGIOUS CHARACTER OF THE EMBLEMATIC MOUNDS
6 AGRICULTURAL WORKS AND EMBLEMATIC MOUNDS
7 GAME DRIVES AND HUNTING SCREENS
8 ANIMAL EFFIGIES AND NATIVE SYMBOLS
9 VILLAGE SITES AND CLAN RESIDENCES
10 WHO WERE THE EFFIGY BUILDERS?
11 EMBLEMATIC MOUNDS AND NATIVE MYTHOLOGY
12 THE LOCATION OF THE EFFIGIES AS RELATED TO THE TOPOGRAPHY