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Immolation victims from Mound 72, submound 3 - a representation of the ultimate power of the chief.

Fowler, M. L. 1991. Mound 72 and Early Mississippian at Cahokia. In New Perspectives on Cahokia, edited by J. B. Stoltman, pp. 1-28. Monographs in World Archaeology, No. 2. Prehistory Press, Madison. Fig. 1.9, p.13

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