This complete overview of the Choctaw people, from ancient times to the present, includes sections on history, cuisine, music and dance, current issues, oral traditions and language, social relationships, and traditional world view.
• An extensive chronology includes major events and changing conditions among the Choctaw, from ancient times until the present
• Includes dozens of photographs as well as maps that detail the loss of Choctaw lands through dealings with the United States
About the Author
Donna L. Akers, PhD, is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and associate professor of Native American history and culture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword vii
1 History of the Choctaws of the West 1
2 History of the Choctaws in the Deep South 51
3 Worldview and Spiritual Beliefs 61
4 Social Customs, Gender Roles, Family Life, and Children 73
5 Choctaw Oral Traditions 93
6 Choctaw Cuisine and Agriculture 115
7 Choctaw Arts, Ceremonies, and Festivals 129
8 Contemporary Issues 151
Selected Bibliography 169