Spiro and the Art of the Mississipian World

The Spiro people, and their Mississippian peers, are nearly forgotten in the pages of North American history, yet they created one of the most exceptional societies in all of the Americas.

Spiro Cup

Exhibit

This exhibition explores the archaeological and historical data connecting the Spiro site to other communities throughout North and Central America, discusses the Spiroan community and religious activities, and highlights the enduring legacy of Native Americans today who are descended from Mississippian cultural groups.

Collection

This exhibition explores the archaeological and historical data connecting the Spiro site to other communities throughout North and Central America, discusses the Spiroan community and religious activities, and highlights the enduring legacy of Native Americans today who are descended from Mississippian cultural groups.

Browse through some of highlights from the exhibit.

Necklace
Maps

Maps

The maps show the regional boundaries of each ceremonial center within the larger Mississippian region and associated interaction sphere. It also includes trade routes and the sources of raw materials such as shell, copper, and stone.