Creek Country

Author: Robbie Ethridge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807861553
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Reconstructing the human and natural environment of the Creek Indians in frontier Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, Robbie Ethridge illuminates a time of wrenching transition. Creek Country presents a compelling portrait of a culture in crisis, of its resiliency in the face of profound change, and of the forces that pushed it into decisive, destructive conflict. Ethridge begins in 1796 with the arrival of U.S. Indian Agent Benjamin Hawkins, whose tenure among the Creeks coincided with a period of increased federal intervention in tribal affairs, growing tension between Indians and non-Indians, and pronounced strife within the tribe. In a detailed description of Creek town life, the author reveals how social structures were stretched to accommodate increased engagement with whites and blacks. The Creek economy, long linked to the outside world through the deerskin trade, had begun to fail. Ethridge details the Creeks' efforts to diversify their economy, especially through experimental farming and ranching, and the ecological crisis that ensued. Disputes within the tribe culminated in the Red Stick War, a civil war among Creeks that quickly spilled over into conflict between Indians and white settlers and was ultimately used by U.S. authorities to justify their policy of Indian removal.

Rabbit Creek Country

Author: Jon Thiem
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826345370
Format: PDF
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The stories of three former Colorado ranch owners and their unconventional living arrangement opens a window on life in the West throughout the last century.

Rabbit Creek Country

Author: Jon Thiem
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826345370
Format: PDF, Docs
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The stories of three former Colorado ranch owners and their unconventional living arrangement opens a window on life in the West throughout the last century.

Creek Paths and Federal Roads

Author: Angela Pulley Hudson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807833932
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Creek Paths and Federal Roads, Angela Pulley Hudson offers a new understanding of the development of the American South by examining travel within and between southeastern Indian nations and the southern states, from the founding of the United S