ST. LOUIS ROAD TRIP: 6th Entry and my encounter with the ancient Birdman


The Birdman and Pre-Contact Mississippian culture

Part of my St. Louis journey included research with objects produced by the Mississippian mound builders, and I had my chance at the University of Southern Illinois in Edwardsville. I was invited to give two talks at the university. The first was for the Photography Department and the second was the Anthropology Department. The following day I began my research and found what I have been thinking about since 1992, a representation of the ancient Birdman.

Now it is time to begin making new work.


This post is part of a series on my long awaited road trip to St. Louis, Missouri to study the
Pre-Contact Mississippian earth mounds and ancient Indigenous cultures. 

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