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"Calusa" by Dean Quigley
The Indians of the Florida Gulf Coast lived in a land surrounded by rivers and stream, semi-tropical forests, and of course, the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout time, supported by the bounty from surrounding waters, these people had culminated into a highly complex culture based on fishing, hunting, and long distance trade. Part of the legacy they left behind for us include their large village sites built of shell and earth. The Calusa Indians were mound builders who occupied South Florida for thousands of years. They were a unique and complex society, and the dominant tribe of Southern Florida. The writings of Spanish missionaries regarding the Calusa of the 17th century describe a complex religion involving the use of masks, and large temple huts decorated with ornate carvings. Due to a lack of workable stone in the area, most Calusa tools were made of shell, wood, and bone. Because of the fast decay of wood, very few wooden artifacts have been preserved. "Calusa" depicts the large village at Pine Island, Florida, around the years 900-1100 A.D. This site, just off the coast of Ft. Myers, includes numerous earthworks and has been the location of some of the most extensive archaeological explorations in Southwest Florida. "Calusa" is published in a limited edition of 350 signed and numbered prints.
This one is #332 out of 350 Signed and Numbered Regular Issues and 35 Signed and Numbered Artist Proofs. It has been remarqued by Dean with an arrowhead above the title.
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