Creek Country

Author: Robbie Ethridge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807861553
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Reconstructing the human and natural environment of the Creek Indians in frontier Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, Robbie Ethridge illuminates a time of wrenching transition. Creek Country presents a compelling portrait of a culture in crisis, of its resiliency in the face of profound change, and of the forces that pushed it into decisive, destructive conflict. Ethridge begins in 1796 with the arrival of U.S. Indian Agent Benjamin Hawkins, whose tenure among the Creeks coincided with a period of increased federal intervention in tribal affairs, growing tension between Indians and non-Indians, and pronounced strife within the tribe. In a detailed description of Creek town life, the author reveals how social structures were stretched to accommodate increased engagement with whites and blacks. The Creek economy, long linked to the outside world through the deerskin trade, had begun to fail. Ethridge details the Creeks' efforts to diversify their economy, especially through experimental farming and ranching, and the ecological crisis that ensued. Disputes within the tribe culminated in the Red Stick War, a civil war among Creeks that quickly spilled over into conflict between Indians and white settlers and was ultimately used by U.S. authorities to justify their policy of Indian removal.

Creek Indian History

Author: George Stiggins
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817350012
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Based on a handwritten manuscript more than 150 years old, Creek Indian History is a primary resource containing accounts of significant Indian/white encounters in early Alabama history--from the Indian perspective. Written in the early 1800s by George Stiggins, the son of a Creek mother and a white father, this volume recounts the origins and ways of life of the tribes of the Creek Confederacy and their viewpoints on such key events of the Creek War as Burnt Corn and Fort Mims. Stiggins was William Weatherford's brother-in-law, and thus his explanation of Weatherford's controversial role in the Creek War has special value. William Wyman's notes and introduction put the Stiggins account in historical perspective and traces its circuitous route to publication.

Creek Indian Medicine Ways

Author: David Lewis, Jr.
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826323682
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In "Creek Indian Medicine Ways," Jordan traces the written accounts of Mvskoke religion from the eighteenth century to the present in order to historically contextualize Lewis's story and knowledge. This book is a collaboration between anthropologist and medicine man that provides a rare glimpse of a living religious tradition and its origins.

Deerskins and Duffels

Author: Kathryn E. Braund
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261266
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Deerskins and Duffels documents the trading relationship between the Creek Indians in what is now the southeastern United States and the Anglo-American peoples who settled there. The Creeks were the largest native group in the Southeast, and through their trade alliance with the British colonies they became the dominant native power in the area. The deerskin trade became the economic lifeblood of the Creeks after European contact. This book is the first to examine extensively the Creek side of the trade, especially the impact of commercial hunting on all aspects of Indian society. British trade is detailed here, as well: the major traders and trading companies, how goods were taken to the Indians, how the traders lived, and how trade was used as a diplomatic tool. The author also discusses trade in Indian slaves, a Creek-Anglo cooperation that resulted in the virtual destruction of the native peoples of Florida.

Creeks Seminoles

Author: James Leitch Wright
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803297289
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"" During Andrew Jackson's time the Creeks and Seminoles (Muscogulges) were the largest group of Indians living on the frontier. In Georgia, Alabama, and Florida they manifested a geographical and cultural, but not a political, cohesiveness. Ethnically and linguistically, they were highly diverse. This book is the first to locate them firmly in their full historical context.

The Invention of the Creek Nation 1670 1763

Author: Steven C. Hahn
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803224148
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In this context, the territorially defined Creek Nation emerged as a legal concept in the era of the French and Indian War, as imperial policies of an earlier era gave way to the territorial politics that marked the beginning of a new one."--BOOK JACKET.

Creek Paths and Federal Roads

Author: Angela Pulley Hudson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807833932
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In Creek Paths and Federal Roads, Angela Pulley Hudson offers a new understanding of the development of the American South by examining travel within and between southeastern Indian nations and the southern states, from the founding of the United S

Chinnubbie and the Owl

Author: Alexander Lawrence Posey
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803205277
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Though he died at the age of thirty-four, the Muscogee (Creek) poet, journalist, and humorist Alexander Posey (1873-1908) was one of the most prolific and influential American Indian writers of his time. This volume of nine stories, five orations, and nine works of oral tradition is the first to collect these entertaining and important works of Muscogee literature. Many of Posey's stories reflect trickster themes; his orations demonstrate both his rhetorical prowess and his political stance as a "Progressive" Muscogee; and his works of oral tradition reveal his deep cultural roots. Most of these pieces, which first appeared between 1892 and 1907 in Indian Territory newspapers and magazines, have since become rarities, many of the original pieces surviving only as single clippings in a few archives.