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Claudio Saunt vividly depicts a dramatic transformation within the eighteenth century that overturned the area of the robust and diverse Creek Indians and ceaselessly replaced the Deep South. because the Creeks accumulated a fortune in farm animals and slaves, new estate fostered a brand new possessiveness, and govt by means of coercion bred disagreement. a brand new Order of items is the 1st publication to chronicle this decisive transformation in America's early historical past, a metamorphosis that left deep divisions among the rich and bad, strong and powerless.

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It warned the English, but also presented an open question to Creeks about which path they should follow in the future. In the past, political organization in the Deep South had been dramatically different from the conditional alliance described by Chigellie and Antioche. R. Donnelley, ), –. Adair, Adair’s History of the American Indians, . Opaymingo to the Creeks,  September , ST, PC, leg. /. Copy of letter from Francisco del Moral Sánchez to the King,  June , Santo Domingo Papers (hereafter cited as SD), leg.

F. , reel G, PKY. Ibid. ”100 Creek leaders not only told stories but regularly reenacted them and condensed them into symbolic gestures. ”104 Storytelling held Creeks together as long as they were listening to one another, but beginning in the mid-eighteenth century, young warriors began reporting less frequently to town roundhouses. 105 In addition, epidemic disease killed many 100 101 102 103 104 105 SCG,  January . Thomas Causton to his wife,  March , CRG, :–. Manuel de Montiano to the King,  March , SD, leg.

Depositions of William Steads, Captain Richard Wright, and Lieutenant Bryan,  March,  March, and  May , in The St. Augustine Expedition of : A Report to the South Carolina General Assembly, ed. John Tate Lanning (; reprint, Columbia: South Carolina Archives Department, ), , , . Juan Joseph Solana to Secretario Arriaga,  April , ST, bnd. , --/, Santo Domingo , PKY. Gatschet, A Migration Legend of the Creek Indians, –. ” White – the path chosen by the storytellers and their ancestors and the color of the feathers the Kasihtas accepted from the Apalachicolas – symbolized peace.

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