From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the by Robbie Ethridge

By Robbie Ethridge

during this sweeping neighborhood historical past, anthropologist Robbie Ethridge strains the metamorphosis of the local South from first touch in 1540 to the sunrise of the eighteenth century, whilst indigenous humans now not lived in a basically Indian international yet particularly at the fringe of an increasing eu empire. utilizing a framework that Ethridge calls the "Mississippian shatter area" to explicate those tumultuous occasions, From Chicaza to Chickasaw examines the ecu invasion, the cave in of the precontact Mississippian global, and the restructuring of discrete chiefdoms into coalescent local societies in a colonial international. the tale of 1 group--the Chickasaws--is heavily via this period.

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