History of Confederation
The concept of the Confederation between the different parts of the Cahokian Empire had been considered by many as a long-term goal of Great Alligator, who wished to unite all of the parts of the Mississippian culture under one banner.
The actual feasibility of the confederation was always in doubt, as larger nations such as Cahokia and Moundville tended to have greater say in the politics of the area. When Cahokia became the ruler of Moundville, the possibility increased greatly, and Rektaw the Proud considered the idea's possibility once a common culture was built up.
After Rektaw, who was from Moundville, died, his descendents disregarded the idea and supported Cahokian dominance. This continued with the death of Diwali the Lame and the coronation of Antinanco the Restorer, who saw the creation of the Cahokian Empire.
The coronation of Christophe the Christian in 1558 saw the transition from a Cahokian-led government to a government made up of the confederate states.
After the first four confederate states were admitted, the 1560's saw the admission of two new states: Odawa and Santee. 1574's purchase of Aksimiki brought the count to seven, and the creation of Natchez and Erie led to nine total confederate states.
Table of States