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Line drawing of an engraved shell gorget from Sumner County, TN showing 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 Willey, G.R. 1966. An Introduction to American Archaeology, Vol. I. Fig. 5-59, p. 305 Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Fig. 12c, p.46 (after Willey 1966; Fig. 5-59, p. 305)
Image courtesy of Missouri Archaeologist.