Southeast cultural area (Native American history).

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      The Southeast culture area is located in the southeastern United States and is one of ten Native American culture areas found in the United States and Canada. The various Southeast Indian groups generally shared the following culture traits: a material culture that included dugout canoes, rafts, blowguns, shields, pipes, bird feather cloaks, basketry, mats, houses made of pole, thatch, or bark, and stockaded towns, and a nonmaterial culture based on hunting, gathering, and agriculture, dual leadership, socially powerful women, clans, social stratification with a sharply defined class system, sun symbolism, the Green Corn Dance, elaborate mortuary rituals, the Chunkey game, warfare, and war captive torture-sacrifice. Southeast