The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

Columbia University Press

The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast

Pub Date: June 2005

ISBN: 9780231115711

320 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $32.00£25.00

Pub Date: November 2001

ISBN: 9780231115704

320 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $90.00£70.00

Pub Date: June 2005

ISBN: 9780231506021

320 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $31.99£25.00

The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

Columbia University Press

Though they speak several different languages and organize themselves into many distinct tribes, the Native American peoples of the Southeast share a complex ancient culture and a tumultuous history. This volume examines and synthesizes their history through each of its integral phases: the complex and elaborate societies that emerged and flourished in the Pre-Columbian period; the triple curse of disease, economic dependency, and political instability brought by the European invasion; the role of Native Americans in the inter-colonial struggles for control of the region; the removal of the "Five Civilized Tribes" to Oklahoma; the challenges and adaptations of the post-removal period; and the creativity and persistence of those who remained in the Southeast.
A long needed handbook that fills a significant niche in the reference literature.... The reference of choice on the topic and an essential purchase for all libraries collecting books about Native Americans. John Burch, Library Journal
Reads quickly and easily and is complemented by an attractive gallery of illustrations... quite useful. North Carolina Historical Review
Theda Perdue and Michael Green, renowned experts on the history of the Cherokee and Creeks, respectively, have produced a wonderful guide to the Indians of the southeast. The Georgia Historical Quarterly
The first of a projected seven-volume reference series on American Indian history and culture by Columbia University Press, Perdue and Green have set a high standard with this logically organized, well-written, and concisely comprehensive work. Kathryn E. Holland Braund, The Journal of Southern History
A volume whose strength is its comprehensiveness... a volume that scholars of all levels will want to consult. Melissa A. Stock, H-Net Reviews
History and Culture
1. Writing About Native Southerners
2. Native Southerners
3. The European Invasion
4. Native Peoples and Colonial Empires
5. "Civilization" and Removal
6. Native Southerners in the West
7. Those Who Remained
People, Places, and Events, A to Z
Chronology
Resources

About the Author

Theda Perdue is professor of history at the University of North Carolina and author of Cherokee Women. Michael D. Green is professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina and author of The Creeks.