Southeastern Indians Since the Removal Era

Edited by Walter L. Williams

Title Details

Pages: 272

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 02/01/2009

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3203-1

List Price: $32.95

Southeastern Indians Since the Removal Era

Edited by Walter L. Williams

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The authors of these essays are an interdisciplinary team of anthropologists and historians who have combined the research methods of both fields to present a comprehensive study of their subject. Published in 1979, the book takes an ethnohistorical approach and touches on the history, anthropology, and sociology of the South as well as on Native American studies.

While much has been written on the archaeology, ethnography, and early history of southern Indians before 1840, most scholarly attention has shifted to Oklahoma and western Indians after that date. In studies of the New South or of Indian adaptation after the passage of the frontier, southeastern native peoples are rarely mentioned. This collection fills that void by providing an overview history of the culture and ethnic relations of the various Indian groups that managed to escape the 1830s removal and retain their ethnic identity to the present.

By illuminating the largely ignored experiences of remnant Native American groups in the South and by calling for additional studies of tri-ethnic relations, this book makes an important contribution to historical scholarship.

Journal of American History

Williams succeeds admirably in calling our attention to southern Indians, informing his readers about their past, and challenging scholars for further research.

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

Well-written and well-researched . . . [these] essays are of high quality. The authors have consulted the major archival sources and have also done considerable fieldwork.

American Historical Review

This book is a significant addition to Native American literature, both for its ethnohistoric approach and its subject matter.

North Carolina Historical Review

William McKee Evans

Charles M. Hudson

Sharlotte Neely

Helen C. Rountree

Walter L. Williams

Adolph L. Dial

Ernest C. Downs

Thomas French

Harry A. Kersey

J. Anthony Paredes

John H. Peterson

Max E. Stanton

About the Author/Editor

WALTER L. WILLIAMS is a professor of anthropology, history, and gender studies at the University of Southern California. His books include The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture and Javanese Lives: Women and Men in Modern Indonesian Society.