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Line drawing of engraved marine shell gorget from Mississippi showing the pole litter motif, and woodpecker heads surrounding the cross-and-circle motif (symbolizing the chief as brother of the sun).

Howard, J.H. 1968. The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex and its Interpretation. Memoir of the Missouri Archaeological Society No. 6. after Holmes, J.H. 1883. Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans. Bureau of American Ethnology, 2nd Annual Report. Washington D.C. Fig. 1d, p.20 (Holmes 1883; LVIII)

Image courtesy of Missouri Archaeologist.