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Mississippian Community Life Mural

Mural (painted by Karen Carr) on display in "The First Alabamians" museum exhibit at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). While the mural itself is not a primary source, the artist incorporated a number of primary source artifacts housed at ADAH into the scene depicted. This mural shows men playing games in their community's central plaza. The central plaza, a feature common to all Mississippian towns and villages, was where people gathered for recreation and ceremonies. In the background are houses made of daubed mud and sticks.

Creator: Karen Carr
Date: 2012
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Painting

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 3: Standard(s) 13
Grade 5: Standard(s) 3
Grade 8: Standard(s) 1 14

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