Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South

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Robbie Franklyn Ethridge, Sheri Marie Shuck-Hall
U of Nebraska Press, 2009 - Social Science - 526 pages
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During the two centuries following European contact, the world of late prehistoric Mississippian chiefdoms collapsed and Native communities there fragmented, migrated, coalesced, and reorganized into new and often quite different societies. The editors of this volume, Robbie Ethridge and Sheri M. Shuck-Hall, argue that such a period and region of instability and regrouping constituted a "shatter zone."
 

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Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction MAPPING THE MISSISSIPPIAN SHATTER ZONE
1
Events as Seen from the North THE IROQUOIS AND COLONIAL SLAVERY
63
From Refugees to Slave Traders THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WESTO INDIANS
81
Caryinge awaye their Corne and Children THE EFFECTS OF WESTO SLAVE RAIDS ON THE INDIANS OF THE LOWER SOUTH
104
Catawba Coalescence and the Shattering of the Carolina Piedmont 15401675
115
Violence in a Shattered World
272
Razing Florida THE INDIAN SLAVE TRADE AND THE DEVASTATION OF SPANISH FLORIDA 16591715
295
Shattered and Infected EPIDEMICS AND THE ORIGINS OF THE YAMASEE WAR 16961715
312
Choctaws at the Border of the Shatter Zone SPHERES OF EXCHANGE AND SPHERES OF SOCIAL VALUE
333
Shatter Zone Shock Waves along the Lower Mississippi
365
Picking Up the Pieces NATCHEZ COALESCENCE IN THE SHATTER ZONE
388
SOME THOUGHTS ON FURTHER WORK
418
Bibliography
425

Indians Refusing to Carry Burdens UNDERSTANDING THE SUCCESS OF CATAWBA POLITICAL MILITARY AND SETTLEMENT STRATEGI...
142
The Greatest Travelers in America SHAWNEE SURVIVAL IN THE SHATTER ZONE
163
Tracing the Origins of the Early Creeks 10501700 CE
188
Alabama and Coushatta Diaspora and Coalescence in the Mississippian Shatter Zone
250
List of Contributors
493
Index
497
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Robbie Ethridge, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Mississippi, is the author of Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World, 1796–1816. Sheri M. Shuck-Hall, an associate professor of history at Christopher Newport University, is the author of Journey to the West: The Alabama and Coushatta Indians.   Contributors: Robin Beck, Eric E. Bowne, Robbie Ethridge, Mary Elizabeth Fitts, William A. Fox, Patricia Galloway, Charles L. Heath, Ned J. Jenkins, Matthew H. Jennings, Marvin D. Jeter, Paul Kelton, Maureen Meyers, George Edward Milne, Randolph Noe, Sheri M. Shuck-Hall, Stephen Warren, and John E. Worth.

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