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Early Voyages Up Down The Mi

Author : John Gilmary 1824-1892 Shea
ISBN : 1361954701
Genre : History
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Mississippi S American Indians

Author : James F. Barnett
ISBN : 9781617032462
Genre : History
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At the beginning of the eighteenth century, over twenty different American Indian tribal groups inhabited present-day Mississippi. Today, Mississippi is home to only one tribe, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. In Mississippi’s American Indians, author James F. Barnett Jr. explores the historical forces and processes that led to this sweeping change in the diversity of the state’s native peoples. The book begins with a chapter on Mississippi’s approximately 12,000-year prehistory, from early hunter-gatherer societies through the powerful mound building civilizations encountered by the first European expeditions. With the coming of the Spanish, French, and English to the New World, native societies in the Mississippi region connected with the Atlantic market economy, a source for guns, blankets, and many other trade items. Europeans offered these trade materials in exchange for Indian slaves and deerskins, currencies that radically altered the relationships between tribal groups. Smallpox and other diseases followed along the trading paths. Colonial competition between the French and English helped to spark the Natchez rebellion, the Chickasaw-French wars, the Choctaw civil war, and a half-century of client warfare between the Choctaws and Chickasaws. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 forced Mississippi’s pro-French tribes to move west of the Mississippi River. The Diaspora included the Tunicas, Houmas, Pascagoulas, Biloxis, and a portion of the Choctaw confederacy. In the early nineteenth century, Mississippi’s remaining Choctaws and Chickasaws faced a series of treaties with the United States government that ended in destitution and removal. Despite the intense pressures of European invasion, the Mississippi tribes survived by adapting and contributing to their rapidly evolving world.
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Mississippian Political Economy

Author : Jon Muller
ISBN : 9781489918468
Genre : Social Science
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This ambitious work offers a coherent and comprehensive look at the material conditions underlying and stimulating political development in southeastern North America during the Mississippian period. After introducing theoretical issues, Muller addresses reproduction, production, distribution, and consumption within their social and material contexts. Examined through the lens of the production, distribution, and consumption of prestige and staple goods, a profoundly domestic, though significantly differentiated, Mississippian political economy emerges. This study's broad synthetic view ensures that neither environment nor ideology are overemphasized. A fine statement of an important theoretical position, the volume features considerable graphic and tabular presentation of data.
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The Natchez Indians

Author : James F. Barnett
ISBN : 1604733098
Genre : History
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The Natchez Indians: A History to 1735 is the story of the Natchez Indians as revealed through accounts of Spanish, English, and French explorers, missionaries, soldiers, and colonists, and in the archaeological record. Because of their strategic location on the Mississippi River, the Natchez Indians played a crucial part in the European struggle for control of the Lower Mississippi Valley. The book begins with the brief confrontation between the Hernando de Soto expedition and the powerful Quigualtam chiefdom, presumed ancestors of the Natchez. In the late seventeenth century Rene-Robert Cavelier de La Salle's expedition met the Natchez and initiated sustained European encroachment, exposing the tribe to sickness and the dangers of the Indian slave trade. The Natchez Indians portrays the way that the Natchez coped with a rapidly changing world, became entangled with the political ambitions of two European superpowers, France and England, and eventually disappeared as a people. The author examines the shifting relationships among the tribe's settlement districts and the settlement districts' relationships with neighboring tribes and with the Europeans. The establishment of a French fort and burgeoning agricultural colony in their midst signaled the beginning of the end for the Natchez people. Barnett has written the most complete and detailed history of the Natchez to date.
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Indian Tribes Of The Lower Mississippi Valley And Adjacent Coast Of The Gulf Of

Author : John R. Swanton
ISBN : 9780486148083
Genre : History
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Richly illustrated study of Natchez, Muskhogean, Tunican, Chitimacha and Atakapa Indians, with comprehensive discussions of tribes' material culture, religion, language, social organization, as well as accounts of war, marriage, medicine, and other customs.
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River Of Conflict River Of Dreams

Author : Biloine Whiting Young
ISBN : UOM:39015059280183
Genre : History
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Conflict concerning the river, and how to best use it, still continues. Environmentalists and developers have divergent views. Among the institutions suggesting a new interpretation of the river is the Riverfront Corporation of St. Paul. Encouraged by the Corporation's Board of Directors and its Executive Director, Patrick Seeb, communities of the Upper Mississippi are establishing new relationships with the river and are working with each other, united by the great river that runs through them all. This is the story that Biloine W. Young tells.
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