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During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Native peoples inhabiting the Lower Mississippi Valley confronted increasing domination by colonial powers, disastrous reductions in population, and the threat of being marginalized by a new cotton economy. Their strategies of resistance and adaptation to these changes are brought to light in this perceptive study.

An introductory overview of the historiography of Native peoples in the early Southeast examines how the study of Native-colonial relations has changed over the last century. Daniel H. Usner Jr. reevaluates the Natchez Indians ill-fated relations with the French and the cultural effects of Native population losses from disease and warfare during the eighteenth century. Usner next examines in detail the social and economic relations the Native peoples forged in the face of colonial domination and demographic decline, and he reveals how Natives adapted to the cotton economy, which displaced their familiar social and economic networks of interaction with outsiders. Finally, Usner offers an intriguing excursion into cultural criticism, assessing the effects of popular images of Natives from this region.

About the Author

Daniel H. Usner Jr. is a professor of history at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy: The Lower Mississippi Valley before 1783.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803295636
Author:
Usner, Daniel H., Jr.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Usner Jr., Daniel H.
Author:
Usner, Daniel H.
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Indians of the Southeast
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 illustrations, 3 photos, table, 2 map
Pages:
205
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.7 lb

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