Native Americans in the United States
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that flourished in what is now the Midwestern
Midwestern United States
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Eastern United States
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, and Southeastern
Southeastern United States
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from approximately 800 CE
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to 1500 CE, varying regionally.
The Mississippian way of life began to develop in the Mississippi River
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Valley (for which it is named). Cultures in the tributary Tennessee River
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Valley may have also begun to develop Mississippian characteristics at this point.