|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Series:||The Columbia Guides to American Indian History and Culture|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Lexile:||1340L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsHistory and Culture
1. Writing About Native Southerners
2. Native Southerners
3. The European Invasion
4. Native Peoples and Colonial Empires
5. "Civilization" and Removal
6. Native Southerners in the West
7. Those Who Remained
People, Places, and Events, A to Z
What People are Saying About This
The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast is a superb reference work. The historical overview is concise and lucid, the individual entries well chosen, and the bibliography comprehensive. The authors include the Oklahoma experience of the Five Tribes removed from the Southeast. The book will be useful for scholars, teachers, and students exploring the complex relationships of Native people and colonial powers and the development of federal Indian policy.
Clara Sue Kidwell, Director, Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma
Part I of this volume blends encyclopedic knowledge with thoughtful interpretation. Readers are conveniently provided a comprehensive overview of southeastern Indians, but are also gracefully invited to consider current debates within the scholarship. Entries in Part II are fresh and succinct, ranging in coverage from general concepts and groups to specific events and people. The list of resources is a valuable tool for researchers at all levels. Perdue and Green identify many oral traditions, published records, archaeological studies, general and tribal histories, fictional writings, films, museums, and internet sites for readers to find additional information about the American South's great diversity of American Indian societies.
Daniel H. Usner, Jr., Director, American Indian Program, Cornell University
Perdue and Green have produced a remarkably comprehensive, engrossing, and interdisciplinary book about a subject matter, Southeastern Indians, that has historically been underresearched. It is an ambitious work, spanning great swaths of history, leaving virtually no southeastern indigenous nation or important event or personality uncovered. An elegantly written and invaluable educational resource, it will prove indispensable for anyone interested in the historical and contemporary situation of Native nations in the Southeast.
David Wilkins, University of Minnesota