By Claudio Saunt
Claudio Saunt vividly depicts a dramatic transformation within the eighteenth century that overturned the realm of the robust and diverse Creek Indians and eternally replaced the Deep South. because the Creeks accumulated a fortune in farm animals and slaves, new estate fostered a brand new possessiveness, and executive via coercion bred war of words. a brand new Order of items is the 1st ebook to chronicle this decisive transformation in America's early heritage, a change that left deep divisions among the rich and terrible, strong and powerless.
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Extra info for A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 (Studies in North American Indian History)
Bernard Romans, A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida (New York: Printed for the author, ), . William McIntosh to Patrick Tonyn, May , enclosed in Tonyn to Germain, September , Public Record Ofﬁce (hereafter cited as PRO) /, p. , reel -C, PKY; Arturo O’Neill to Estevan Miró, July , PC, leg. , , reel , PKY. 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.
Reel , PKY. Manuel de Montiano to Juan Francisco de Güemes y Horcasitas, November , EF, bnd. , , reel , PKY. 83 Lower Creeks welcomed their guests, but at the same time proclaimed their own authority and independence. ”84 Other Creeks shared Quilate’s fears. In , Creeks reportedly felt the “great Terror” that spread among the Cherokee Indians when a “large Quantity of Iron” was transported from Charleston to Fort Prince George on the east bank of Keowee River near the Cherokee town of Keowee (eleven miles southwest of modern Pickens, South Carolina).
Columbia: South Carolina Archives Department, ), : (hereafter cited as DIASC). J. Leitch Wright presents a different view in Creeks and Seminoles. He argues that much of Creek history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries can be explained by the division between Muskogee and non-Muskogee speakers. Swanton, Social Organization, –. SCG, March . See, for example, “At a Congress held at the Fort of Picolata in the Province of East Florida . . ,” December , PRO, CO /, p.
A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 (Studies in North American Indian History) by Claudio Saunt