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Aztalan in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Appearance and Manner of Dress

Aztalan National Historic Landmark

 
 
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By Devon Polzar, 2021
1. Appearance and Manner of Dress Marker
Inscription.  Based on European explorers' descriptions, contemporary artists, along with archaeologists and others, have depicted a variety of clothing types worn by Mississippian peoples living throughout the southeastern part of the continent.

The clothing styles worn by the people of Aztalan varied with an individual's position in the community, with most people wearing utilitarian, day-to-day clothes, and higher ranking individuals wearing more elaborate clothes.

Special symbols, garb, and adornment, including copper and shell beads, ear spools, and "long-nosed god" maskettes were associated with ritual activities and burial practices. Variations in dress and appearance tend to underscore distinctions in social class and at the same time reinforce community identity.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 43° 3.932′ N, 88° 51.717′ W. Marker is in Aztalan, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from County Road Q. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N6200 County Road Q, Jefferson WI 53549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By Devon Polzar, 2021
2. Appearance and Manner of Dress Marker
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of this marker. Social Organization (within shouting distance of this marker); Leisure Activities (within shouting distance of this marker); Prehistoric Pottery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Other Artifacts (about 500 feet away); House Structures (about 600 feet away); Occupation and Abandonment (about 600 feet away); Conical Mounds (about 600 feet away); Platform Mounds (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aztalan.
 
More about this marker. The marker is along the main trail that runs throughout Aztalan State Park. The maker is just north of the Southwest Mound.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2021, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2021, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 28, 2022