The History of the American Indians / Edition 2
  • The History of the American Indians / Edition 2
  • The History of the American Indians / Edition 2

The History of the American Indians / Edition 2

by James Adair
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817313931

ISBN-13: 9780817313937

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

A fully annotated edition of a classic work detailing the cultures of five southeastern American Indian tribes during the Contact Period.

James Adair was an Englishman who lived and traded among the southeastern Indians for more than 30 years, from 1735 to 1768. During that time he covered the territory from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi

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A fully annotated edition of a classic work detailing the cultures of five southeastern American Indian tribes during the Contact Period.

James Adair was an Englishman who lived and traded among the southeastern Indians for more than 30 years, from 1735 to 1768. During that time he covered the territory from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River. He encountered and lived among Indians, advised governors, spent time with settlers, and worked tirelessly for the expansion of British interests against the French and the Spanish. Adair's acceptance by the Creeks, Choctaws, Cherokees, and Chickasaws provided him the opportunity to record, compare, and analyze their cultures and traditions.

Adair's written work, first published in England in 1775, is considered one of the finest histories of the Native Americans. His observations provide one of the earliest and what many modern scholars regard as the best account of southeastern Indian cultures. This edition adheres to current standards of literary editing, following the original closely, and provides fully annotated and indexed critical apparatus.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817313937
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

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