Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast

Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast

by Peter H. Wood
     
 

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Twelve original essays highlight new approaches and current work by leading historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Contributors are Helen Hornbeck Tanner; Amy Turner Bushnell; Daniel Usner, Jr.; Stephen Potter; Patricia Galloway; James Merrell; Martha McCartney; Marvin Smith; Vernon James Knight, Jr.; and the editors, Peter Wood; Gregory A. Waselkov;… See more details below

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Twelve original essays highlight new approaches and current work by leading historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Contributors are Helen Hornbeck Tanner; Amy Turner Bushnell; Daniel Usner, Jr.; Stephen Potter; Patricia Galloway; James Merrell; Martha McCartney; Marvin Smith; Vernon James Knight, Jr.; and the editors, Peter Wood; Gregory A. Waselkov; and M. Thomas Hatley, who also provided a preface and introductions to the book's three thematic sections (Geography and Population, Politics and Economics, Symbols and Society). Combining ethnohistory, archaeology, anthropology, cartography, and demography, Powhatan’s Mantle is a provocative introduction to the dramatically changing world of southeastern Indians during the colonial era.

Editorial Reviews

Georgia Historical Quarterly
"For any course aimed at covering either southeastern Indians or southeastern colonial history in any real depth, it should be required reading."—Georgia Historical Quarterly
Southeastern Archaeology
"The book is flawless in terms of its presentation."—Southeastern Archaeology
North Carolina Historical Review
"Thought-provoking and stimulating . . . an important work that enhances one's knowledge of the colonial southeastern Indians."—North Carolina Historical Review
Booknews
Twelve essays explore such topics as communication networks; population changes; specific territories, tribes, and individuals; economic, cultural, and political interaction with Europeans; the symbolism of 16th century Mississipian mounds; and maps by Indians. Each of the three sections--geography and population, politics and economics, and symbols and society--opens with an introduction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803247451
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
07/01/1989
Series:
Indians of the Southeast Series
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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