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The Invention of the Creek Nation, 1670-1763 (Indians of the Southeast)


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Drawing on archaeological evidence and often-neglected Spanish source material, The Invention of the Creek Nation, 1670and#8211;1763 explores the political history of the Creek Indians of Georgia and Alabama and the emergence of the Creek Nation during the colonial era in the American Southeast. In part a study of Creek foreign relations, this book examines the creation and application of the and#8220;neutralityand#8221; policyand#8212;defined here as the Coweta Resolution of 1718and#8212;for which the Creeks have long been famous, in an era marked by the imperial struggle for the American South.

Also a study of the culture of internal Creek politics, this work shows the persistence of a and#8220;traditionaland#8221; kinship-based political system in which town and clan affiliation remained supremely important. These traditions, coupled with political intrusions by the regionand#8217;s three European powers, promoted the spread of Creek factionalism and mitigated the development of a regional Creek Confederacy. But while traditions endured, the struggle to maintain territorial integrity against Britain also promoted political innovation. In this context the territorially defined Creek Nation emerged as a legal concept in the era of the French and Indian War, as imperial policies of an earlier era gave way to the territorial politics that marked the beginning of a new one.


About the Author

Steven C. Hahn is a professor of history at St. Olaf College. He is the author of The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove.

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Hahn, Steven C.
University of Nebraska Press
Native American
Native American-General Native American Studies
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Indians of the Southeast
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1 map
9 x 6 in 1.45 lb

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Southeast
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » World History » General

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