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History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians
     

History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians

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by H.R. Cushman, Clara Sue Kidwell (Introduction), Angie Debo (Editor)
 

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As the son of missionaries among the Choctaw Indians in Mississippi, H. B. Cushman witnessed their heartbreaking removal from the area in the 1830s. Later in life, he chronicled their culture and criticized their exploitation by whites in his historic History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians. He spent six years renewing contacts, visiting

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As the son of missionaries among the Choctaw Indians in Mississippi, H. B. Cushman witnessed their heartbreaking removal from the area in the 1830s. Later in life, he chronicled their culture and criticized their exploitation by whites in his historic History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians. He spent six years renewing contacts, visiting cemeteries, observing Indian councils, and studying Indian records in the original languages. Published in 1899, his history is valuable for his firsthand observations on the removal and later history of the Choctaws and Chickasaws as well as for its material on the Natchez Indians, about whom little is in print.

In 1961, historian Angie Debo abridged and edited the work to focus Cushman’s notoriously rambling prose. Now, a new introduction by Clara Sue Kidwell brings light to Cushman’s historic work for yet another new generation of scholars.

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"There is a lot to be learned from [Cushman's] writing. . . . On one level the book is a rich lode of primary source material on the Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Natchez, but it also expresses the political activism that energized early scholarship in native North American history."
James Taylor Carson, in Ethnohistory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806131276
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
503
Sales rank:
1,369,445
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

H. B. Cushman wrote passionately about the Indians, much as Helen Hunt Jackson did in A Century of Dishonor.

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History Of The Choctaw, Chickasaw And Natchez Indians 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
martigirl More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book as it was very informative and helped me to understand in more detail how these peoples lives were taken from them. Anyone with an ancestry of indians would enjoy it.
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