Commoners, Tribute & Chiefs (P) / Edition 1

Commoners, Tribute & Chiefs (P) / Edition 1

by Stephen R. Potter
     
 

Using an innovative combination of archaeology, anthropology, and ethnohistory, Stephen R. Potter traces the rise of the Chicacoans, whose domain on the south shore of the Potomac River straddled the boundary between the Powhatans and the Conoys. By presenting a case study of the Chicacoans from A.D. 200 to the early seventeenth century, Potter offers readers a

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Using an innovative combination of archaeology, anthropology, and ethnohistory, Stephen R. Potter traces the rise of the Chicacoans, whose domain on the south shore of the Potomac River straddled the boundary between the Powhatans and the Conoys. By presenting a case study of the Chicacoans from A.D. 200 to the early seventeenth century, Potter offers readers a window onto the development of ALgonquian culture in the Chesapeake and illuminates the responses of its constituent societies to the invading Europeans. He examines the stratification of individual cheifdoms into elites and masses of tribute-paying commoners, and he demonstratesthe progressive consolidation of ALgonquian peoples in the century preceding the European influx.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813915401
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Algonquian Country on the Great River, 16087
Ch. 2The Chicacoan Locality48
Ch. 3The Late Prehistory of the Lower Potomac River Basin103
Ch. 4"Ye King of Patomeck": The Rise of Complex Societies149
Ch. 5The Clash of Cultures174
Epilogue224
References Cited233
Index261

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