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Mississippian Farming 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. Mississippians' primary crop was corn, but they also grew squash. In the mural, the girls in the front are using digging sticks to plant seeds. Mississippians also used hoes made out of bone to farm.

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

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