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Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750-1830 (Indians of the Southeast)

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This evocative story of the Choctaws is told through the lives of two remarkable leaders, Taboca and Franchimastabé, during a period of revolutionary change, 1750-1830. Both men achieved recognition as warriors in the eighteenth century but then followed very different paths of leadership. Taboca was a traditional Choctaw leader, a "prophet-chief" whose authority was deeply rooted in the spiritual realm. The foundation of Franchimastabé's power was more externally driven, resting on trade with Europeans and American colonists and the acquisition of manufactured goods. Franchimastabé responded to shifting circumstances outside the Choctaw nation by pushing the source of authority in novel directions, straddling spiritual and economic power in a way unfathomable to Taboca. The careers of these leaders signal a watershed moment in Choctaw history - the receding of a traditional mystically oriented world and the dawning of a new market-oriented one.

At once engaging and informative, Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750-1830 highlights the efforts of a nation to preserve its integrity and reform its strength in an increasingly complicated, multicultural world.

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Greg O'Brien is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803286221
Author:
O'brien, Greg
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
O'Brien, Greg
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Power (Social sciences)
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Choctaw Indians -- Cultural assimilation.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Indians of the Southeast
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.6 lb

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