A re-examination of Natchez sociopolitical complexity: a view from the Grand Village and beyond
Southeastern archaeology • 16 (2) • Published In 1997 • Pages: 97-112
By: Lorenz, Karl G. (Karl Gregory).
AbstractThis study tries to square the historical and archaeological data on the Natchez, focusing on sociopolitical organization and settlement hierarchy. The author concludes that the Natchez were a weak "cycling" chiefdom where the authority of the two principal chiefs in Grand Village, the Great Sun and the Tattooed Serpent, was limited and constantly challenged by the chiefs of outlying villages.
- North America
- Sub Region
- Eastern Woodlands
- Document Type
- Ian Skoggard; 2019
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Adams, Jefferson and Claiborne counties, Mississippi, United States
- Karl G. Lorenz
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-112)
- Natchez Indians