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New order of things property, power and the transformation of the Creek Indians,1733-1816
New order of things property, power and the transformation of the Creek Indians,1733-1816
Saunt Claudio1999
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Subject: This book chronicles the emergence of a new order of power and property that transformed the Creeks Indians in the eighteenth century, in the American Deep South. Part I examines power and property among the Creeks before the new order, from 1733-1783. Part II explores the emergence of the new order from 1784-1796, with chapters on Alexander McGillivray, the forging of a social compact, and the situation of blacks in Creek country. Part III looks at the 'plan of civilization', 1797-1811, which involves new roles for women and warriors, and the establishment of laws and property. Part IV considers how the new order was challenged from 1812-1816, including the Seminole resistance, and with a particular focus on the Redstick War and the Negro Fort. The author argues that over this period, the Creeks underwent substantial changes, suggesting that by 1800 some Creeks, whose most valuable belongings had once been deerskins, owned hundreds of African American slaves and cattle.
Edition:
1st ed
Imprint:
Cambridge 1999 Cambridge University Press
Collation:
298p
ISBN:
052166943X
Dewey class:
HI.3.04SAU
Local class:
HI.3.04/SAU
Language:
English
BRN:
1836307
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