The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast
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Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast by Theda Perdue
Book DescriptionThough they speak several different languages and organize themselves into many distinct tribes, the Native American peoples of the Southeast share a complex ancient culture and a tumultuous history. This volume examines and synthesizes their history through each of its integral phases: the complex and elaborate societies that emerged and flourished in the Pre-Columbian period; the triple curse of disease, economic dependency, and political instability brought by the European invasion; the role of Native Americans in the inter-colonial struggles for control of the region; the removal of the "Five Civilized Tribes" to Oklahoma; the challenges and adaptations of the post-removal period; and the creativity and persistence of those who remained in the Southeast.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231115704
(234mm x 166mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Theda Perdue
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This book begins with the emergence of peoples in North America and traces their stories to the beginning of the early twenty-first century. The narrative rests on the premise that indigenous nations retain sovereign rights, and it explores the ways in which contests over those rights shaped their histories.
Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears, Paperback (June 2008)
In the 1830s, the U.S. government proceeded to drive the Cherokee people west of the Mississippi. Recounting this moment in American history, the authors consider its impact on the Cherokee, on U.S.-Indian relations, and on contemporary society.
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The Native American peoples of the Southeast share a complex ancient culture and a tumultuous history.
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Author Biography - Theda Perdue
Theda Perdue is professor of history at the University of North Carolina and author of Cherokee Women. Michael D. Green is professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina and author of The Creeks.
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