So yesterday I heard about the Mississippi civilization for the first time. Apparently it was the most advanced civilization in North America (not counting Mexico) before the arrival of the Europeans in the 16th century, having lasted for about 8 centuries. The city of Cahokia had a populaton of 40,000 in the 13th century, which means it was about the size of Florence and 2x larger than Rome at the time, and larger than any subsequent city in the United States until the 1780s. They were a strong religious civilization, with distinct architecture and social complexity. Looks like it would be an obvious choice for a civ, yet no sign of it in 5 installments of Civilization, and counting. (instead we get blob Native American civs, or rotating minor tribes...) Granted, not much is known about their leaders, but there's enough to build a solid civ with strong religion bonuses. Some suggestions of leaders and uniques: Leader: - Casqui (~1491-after 1540), Pacaha (lived 16th c.) ruled the rival towns of Casqui and Pacaha, eventually both forged an alliance with the Spanish - Huhasene (lived 16th c.), chief of Quigaltam, fought the Spanish in the Mississippi river with 100 war canoes - Great Sun (died ~1710), ruled the town of Natchez in declining period, resisted French attacks UA: Southern Cult - River tiles yield Faith, increased Religious Pressure for all cities UU: - Falcon warrior, replaces Swordsman - spreads Religion when killed - War canoe, replaces Trireme UB/UD: Earthen mound or Woodhenge, yield extra Faith More info: - http://www.cabrillo.edu/~crsmith/mississ.html - https://books.google.pt/books?id=J9...LjAA#v=onepage&q=grand soleil natchez&f=false - https://books.google.pt/books?id=si...aX3BZEQ6AEILjAD#v=onepage&q=quigaltam&f=false What do you think?