Great and Wonderful update!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you. It was quite a fascinating dive into archaeology to produce last update to refresh my memory and gain additional insights, although the linguistic part was a bit more challenging. Siouan languages are well-documented and not too hard to learn as far as American Indian languages go, but others are a bit harder like Yuchi with its complex contractions--I imagine the Choyaha from TTL as an extinct cousin of OTL's Tsoyaha (who still exist TTL and are hanging about the Upper Tennessee River and tributaries in OTL East Tennessee) and speak a related language in a "Yuchian" family--"Tsoyaha" is the endonym adopted by OTL's Yuchi and obviously from the same root as my ATL Choyaha. It's likely that other Mississippian-related "language isolates" like Natchez or Tunica had extinct relatives or significant internal dialectual variation. Muskogean languages are complex but it's fortunate they contributed a huge amount of toponymy to the modern United States so making toponyms in that language isn't hard. Natchez and Tunica are rather challenging languages though. And then some sources I've relied on in the past like a Caddo dictionary seem to have suffered the curse of link rot but I try not to let technical difficulties detract from my research. The Southwestern/Oasisamerica part was quite interesting too of course.Great and Wonderful update!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe, but I'd argue my inspirations like Lands of Red and Gold, Lands of Ice and Mice, and Land of Sweetness must be higher than this one.
A few societies came to discourage polygamy, restricting men to only two or four wives, but this remained regional and rich men still had many concubines
I did get carried away there I guess with reading the Plants for a Future Database. It was interesting reading and made me think of the possibilities with this TL I had in mind. Certainly the notes on forestry were necessary.Maybe in terms of Politics but only Red and Gold touch on the amount of detail and quantity you put into agriculture and such.
Certainly am. An important portion of the second part of this TL will deal with the legacy of Q'mitlwaakutl, the legendary ancient ruler of Wayam.Though I get the feeling you'll go further into discussing political and other topics now that it seems you've explained much of agricultural developments.
A lot of history involves the careful balance between making good marital alliances and not pissing off the almighty.Well I’m glad they didn’t go too overboard in their anti polygamy movement and allowed at least a handful of wives.
Thank you.Great Update !!!!
Yes, a literal "horn of bronze" will show up at some point, but it may not be what you think.Just curious, will a literal horn of bronze crop up as a historical artefact?
I can't help but wonder how did "Oasisamerica" form as a reference to the Puebloans?
Also, there was precious little on the Plains area - what happened to the Dakota/Lakota and the Chippewa and the other tribes of the region?