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From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715 Hardcover – December 15, 2010


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  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807834351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807834350
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,749,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A necessary purchase for archeologists and historians.--Journal of North Carolina Association of Historians

[A] sweeping regional history. . . . With skillfully synthesized archaeological and documentary evidence, Ethridge illuminates the Native South in its earliest colonial context and sheds new light on the profound upheaval and cultural transformation experienced by the region's first people.--Lone Star Book Review

With skillfully synthesized archeological and documentary evidence, Ethridge illuminates the Native South in its earliest colonial context.--Lone Star Book Review

An engaging overview of the Mississippian world and the chiefdom of Chicaza. . . A highly readable synthesis of recent archaeological scholarship.--William & Mary Quarterly

Ethridge's extraordinary work. . . . will inspire new scholarship for many years to come.--Journal of Southern History

Ethridge has done an exceptional job detailing the metamorphosis of southeastern Indian communities heavily involved in the Indian slave trade. . . . An innovative study that will interest scholars with a concentration in either Native American or early American history.--Alabama Review

A fine book that should find itself used in graduate seminars.--Canadian Journal of History

Robbie Ethridge paints a compelling and complex portrait of peoples who found creative ways to adapt to incredibly challenging circumstances, enabling their culture to survive in the face of mass population decline and territorial losses.--Tennessee Libraries

Robbie Ethridge has done a service in compiling and synthesizing all the new work into one much-needed volume. . . . A must-read for students of both Native-American and southern history.--Journal of American History

A scholarly and recommended read . . . a strong addition for historical collections with a focus on the discovery of the new world.--The Midwest Book Review

For those interested in the specific path by which the tribal Chickasaw entity arose, this volume is invaluable. . . . Recommended. Graduate students, faculty.--Choice

Ethridge's treatment of this complicated subject is engaging and impressive.--Journal of Interdisciplinary History

No one has yet produced more concise summaries of, for instance, Mississippian cosmology or how Indian slave-raiding parties actually operated.--American Historical Review

This important work should stimulate more detailed investigations that can finally resolve disputed findings.--Ethnohistory

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This ambitious and commendable work traces the profound, if all too harrowing, transformation of a Mississippian chiefdom from the protohistoric through the colonial era. Ethridge has established herself as a leader in the field of indigenous American history.--James F. Brooks, author of Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands|Robbie Ethridge's innovative, imaginative work of scholarship provides the only modern, comprehensive survey of all of the southeastern Indians during the protohistoric period. This book is a very significant accomplishment.--Gregory Waselkov, University of South Alabama

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George Paul on November 25, 2012
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There is not a wealth of archeological or cultural information about the Mississippian Culture -- the mound builders who inhabited the Southeast portion of North America before "contact" with Europeans. This book does an excellent job giving an introduction to that culture. It then tells the fascinating story of their contact with the Europeans -- particularly Hernando de Soto, the would be conquistador. The cultures thereafter changed. This book focuses on one group, which ultimately became the Chickasaws, who were among the "civilized tribes," known originally for their prowess in war, their fast horses, and beautiful women. They integrated to some extent with the Anglo culture. Nevertheless, they were forced to migrate to Oklahoma in the mid-1800s, in the "Trail of Tears." Accordingly, this book is one of the most detailed cultural histories available through which one can study the history of that clan of Mississippians, turned Chickasaws. The reason I purchased it is because I am myself a member of the Chickasaw Nation, and proud of it. The Nation is particularly well adminstered. Someone should do a study of its social programs, which are numerous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gahistorian on February 10, 2014
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Professor Ethridge's book is perhaps the most important work on Native Americans in the South in recent memory. The author brings Indians into the discussion in to the history of the South, a feat that many Native Americanists have attempted in the past few years. Primarily, by way of the shatter zone, Ethridge argues that the Mississippian Period of Indian occupation lasts until 1715, and not until 1600s, because the full result of De Soto's expedition is not felt immediately, but rather over time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Ferrero on March 2, 2013
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Fantastic detailed account of De Soto's expedition. Its more of a hypothetical analysis but the overall approach is extremely brave considering the lack of resource to run with. If there were more indigenous accounts the read would have only been that much better.
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