From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715
In this sweeping regional history, anthropologist Robbie Ethridge traces the metamorphosis of the Native South from first contact in 1540 to the dawn of the eighteenth century, when indigenous people no longer lived in a purely Indian world but rather on the edge of an expanding European empire. Using a framework that Ethridge calls the "Mississippian shatter zone" to explicate these tumultuous times, From Chicaza to Chickasaw examines the European invasion, the collapse of the precontact Mississippian world, and the restructuring of discrete chiefdoms into coalescent Native societies in a colonial world. The story of one group--the Chickasaws--is closely followed through this period.
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1 Chicaza and the Mississippian World ca 15401541
2 The Battle of Chicaza and Mississippian Warfare ca 1541
3 The Aftermath of Soto ca 15411650
4 The English Invasion and the Creation of a Shatter Zone ca 16501680
5 Eastern Shock Waves on Western Shores ca 16501680
6 Western Expansion of the Shatter Zone ca 16801700
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Abihkas Account Alabama River Alimamu alliance allies Apalachee Apalachicola archaeological archaeologists Bayogoulas Biedma Bienville Bienville to Pontchartrain Caddo captives Carolina Catawba central Alabama ceramics Chattahoochee Cherokees Chicaza Chickasaws chiefdoms Choctaw Choctaw Genesis coalescent colonial Coosa disease elite Elvas English traders European Fleur de Lys Florida French Gallay Galloway groups guns Henri Tonty Historic Houmas Hudson Iberville Iberville’s Gulf Journals Indian Slave Trade Iroquois Jeter Knights of Spain Koroa later lower Mabila Marquette mico Mississippi Period Mississippi Provincial Archives Mississippi River Mississippian world Mitchigamea Mobile Mobilians moiety Mougoulacha mound centers Moundville moved Nairne Nairne’s Natchez Native Occaneechis paramount chiefdom Pascagoula peace Pénicaut Pensacola phase piedmont polities population present-day province Quapaws Quinipissas raiders Rangel Rowland and Sanders Salle Sauvole seventeenth century shatter zone simple chiefdoms slave raids Soto’s Southern Indians Spaniards Spanish Taensa Tallapoosa Tallapoosa River Tascalusa Tohomés Tombigbee Tonti towns Tunicas upper warfare warriors Westos Yamasee Yamasee War Yazoo Yuchis