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
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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 Confederacy and a Sketch of the Creek Country

Author: Benjamin Hawkins
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 9781153334631
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Publisher: Savannah: [s.n.] Publication date: 1848 Subjects: Creek Indians Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.