By Claudio Saunt
Claudio Saunt vividly depicts a dramatic transformation within the eighteenth century that overturned the realm of the strong and diverse Creek Indians and ceaselessly replaced the Deep South. because the Creeks gathered a fortune in farm animals and slaves, new estate fostered a brand new possessiveness, and govt by way of coercion bred war of words. a brand new Order of items is the 1st booklet to chronicle this decisive transformation in America's early heritage, a change that left deep divisions among the rich and negative, robust and powerless.
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Extra resources for A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 (Studies in North American Indian History)
14 At least one Georgia colonist had already recognized the signiﬁcance to his neighbors of certain colors. , . James Adair, Adair’s History of the American Indians (; reprint, Johnson, TN: The Watauga Press, ), –. Power and property, – Savannah settlement reported to the trustees that the Carolina agent to the Creeks had “carried Red Colours with him” on a recent journey into the interior of the Deep South. ”15 “Red hearts,” Chigellie and Antioche suggested, were central to the identity of Creek men.
Power and property, – Figure . Bernard Romans made this copy of a Creek “hieroglyphick painting” in the s. Courtesy of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries. 37 He did not mean to say that the Tiger clan had a special standing among other clans. 38 Aside from the identiﬁcation with British 37 38 Emisteseegoe to James Wright, September , CRG, :–. Head men and warriors of Upper Creeks to James Wright, May , enclosed in Memorial of James Wright to the Lords of Trade, , CRG, vol.
35 While Creeks tried to honor their clans, they also drew honor from them. Leaders garnered power from the strength of their kin. 36 All people in the “Tyger Family are of royal Descent,” Emistesigo, a Creek 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Smith, Archaeology of Aboriginal Culture Change, –. Mark Williams, “Growth and Decline of the Oconee Province,” in The Forgotten Centuries, –. Knight, “The Formation of the Creeks,” –; Patricia Galloway, Choctaw Genesis, – (Lincoln: University of Nebraska, ), –.
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