Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories

Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories

2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title In Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories David V. Kaufman offers a stunning relational analysis of social, cultural, and linguistic change in the Lower Mississippi Valley from 500 to 1700.

Author: David V. Kaufman

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496222237

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title In Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories David V. Kaufman offers a stunning relational analysis of social, cultural, and linguistic change in the Lower Mississippi Valley from 500 to 1700. He charts how linguistic evidence aids the understanding of earlier cultural and social patterns, traces the diaspora of indigenous peoples, and uncovers instances of human migration. Historical linguistics establishes evidence of contact between indigenous peoples in the linguistic record where other disciplinary approaches have obscured these connections. The Mississippi Valley is the heartland of early North American civilizations, a rich and diversified center of transportation for every part of eastern North America and to Mesoamerica. The Lower Mississippi Valley region emerged as the home of the earliest mound-building societies in the Americas and was home to some of the most impressive kingdoms encountered by Spanish and French explorers. The languages of the region provide the key to the realities experienced by these indigenous peoples, their histories, and their relationships. Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories focuses on relationships that constitute what linguists call a sprachbund (language union), or language area. Kaufman illuminates and articulates these linguistic relationships through a skillful examination of archaeological and ethnohistorical data. Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories examines the relationship between linguistics and archaeology to elucidate the early history of the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Categories: Social Science

Language in Louisiana

Language in Louisiana

... has been published as Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories (2019), which includes an extensive section on Atakapa-Ishak history and language.

Author: Nathalie Dajko

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496823908

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Contributions by Lisa Abney, Patricia Anderson, Albert Camp, Katie Carmichael, Christina Schoux Casey, Nathalie Dajko, Jeffery U. Darensbourg, Dorian Dorado, Connie Eble, Daniel W. Hieber, David Kaufman, Geoffrey Kimball, Thomas A. Klingler, Bertney Langley, Linda Langley, Shane Lief, Tamara Lindner, Judith M. Maxwell, Rafael Orozco, Allison Truitt, Shana Walton, and Robin White Louisiana is often presented as a bastion of French culture and language in an otherwise English environment. The continued presence of French in south Louisiana and the struggle against the language's demise have given the state an aura of exoticism and at the same time have strained serious focus on that language. Historically, however, the state has always boasted a multicultural, polyglot population. From the scores of indigenous languages used at the time of European contact to the importation of African and European languages during the colonial period to the modern invasion of English and the arrival of new immigrant populations, Louisiana has had and continues to enjoy a rich linguistic palate. Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture brings together for the first time work by scholars and community activists, all experts on the cutting edge of research. In sixteen chapters, the authors present the state of languages and of linguistic research on topics such as indigenous language documentation and revival; variation in, attitudes toward, and educational opportunities in Louisiana’s French varieties; current research on rural and urban dialects of English, both in south Louisiana and in the long-neglected northern parishes; and the struggles more recent immigrants face to use their heritage languages and deal with language-based regulations in public venues. This volume will be of value to both scholars and general readers interested in a comprehensive view of Louisiana’s linguistic landscape.
Categories: Social Science

American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley

American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Social and Economic Histories Daniel H. Usner. her store and occupied with the cares of her restless progeny ; while her son , clad in blanket and bright ...

Author: Daniel H. Usner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047477289

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Native peoples inhabiting the Lower Mississippi Valley confronted increasing domination by colonial powers, disastrous reductions in population, and threatened marginalization by a new cotton economy. Their strategies of resistance and adaptation to these changes are brought to light in this perceptive study. An introductory overview of the historiography of Native peoples in the early Southeast examines how the study of Native-colonial relations has changed over the last century. Usner reevaluates the Natchez Indians' ill-fated relations with the French, following with an insightful look at the cultural effects of Native population losses from disease and warfare during the eighteenth century. Drawing on his reconceptualization of the "middle ground" of Indian-colonial relations as a "frontier exchange economy", Usner next examines in detail the social and economic relations the Native peoples forged even in the face of colonial domination and demographic decline. He reveals how Natives adapted to the cotton economy, which displaced their familiar social and economic networks of interaction with outsiders. Finally, Usner offers an intriguing excursion into cultural criticism, assessing the effects of popular images of Natives from this region.
Categories: Social Science

Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

cis River basin—an extensive drainage area that extends from the northern ... the Lower Mississippi River (1944), attempted to provide a history of the ...

Author: Society for American Archaeology. Meeting

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817309091

Category: History

Page: 385

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Fourteen experts examine the current state of Central Valley prehistoric research and provide an important touchstone for future archaeological study of the region. The Mississippi Valley region has long played a critical role in the development of American archaeology and continues to be widely known for the major research of the early 1950s. To bring the archaeological record up to date, fourteen Central Valley experts address diverse topics including the distribution of artifacts across the landscape, internal configurations of large fortified settlements, human-bone chemistry, and ceramic technology. The authors demonstrate that much is to be learned from the rich and varied archaeological record of the region and that the methods and techniques used to study the record have changed dramatically over the past half century. Operating at the cutting edge of current research strategies, these archaeologists provide a fresh look at old problems in central Mississippi Valley research.
Categories: History

Lower Mississippi Region Comprehensive Study Appendix P Archeological and historical resources

Lower Mississippi Region Comprehensive Study  Appendix P  Archeological and historical resources

Mississippi River Commission ... This drainage may well hold the clues to information concerning the relationship between the large late Mississippian sites ...

Author: United States. Mississippi River Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006143288

Category: Water resources development

Page:

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Categories: Water resources development

Man and Environment in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Man and Environment in the Lower Mississippi Valley

TIME STAGE Historic Mississippi Woodland 2 3 Late Archaic - THOUSANDS OF ... not surprise the writer because of concepts of Alluvial Valley history .

Author: Sam Bowers Hilliard

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822011037355

Category: Human ecology

Page: 165

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Categories: Human ecology

The Journal of Mississippi History

The Journal of Mississippi History

... provides the most tangible clues to the relationship of the people here to other Indians living contemporaneously in the lower Mississippi valley .

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ISBN: UOM:39015076648560

Category: Mississippi

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Includes section "Book reviews".
Categories: Mississippi

An illustrated history of the Big Bend country

An illustrated history of the Big Bend country

That line continued beyOnd the Mississippi makes the northern boundary of Louisiana. In the valley of the lower Mississippi Spain acknowledged n0 rival, ...

Author: R.F. Steele

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785877807990

Category: History

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Categories: History

Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf of Mexico

Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf of Mexico

BayacckUo signifies ' Big bayou ' in Choctaw, but there is no other clue to the ... 20, 1704, qnoted in INDIAN TRIBES OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY 37.

Author: John R. Swanton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486401774

Category: History

Page: 387

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Richly illustrated study of Natchez, Muskhogean, Tunican, Chitimacha and Atakapa Indians, with comprehensive discussions of tribes' material culture, religion, language, social organization, marriage, more.
Categories: History

Powhatan s Mantle

Powhatan s Mantle

15 ( Jackson : Mississippi Department of Archives and History , 1985 ) : 172 , fig . ... 1340 ( in Lower Mississippi Survey files , Peabody Museum , Harvard ...

Author: Gregory A. Waselkov

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803298617

Category: History

Page: 550

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Considered to be one of the all-time classic studies of southeastern Native peoples, Powhatan's Mantle proves more topical, comprehensive, and insightful than ever before in this revised edition for twenty-first century scholars and students.
Categories: History

Clues from the Past

Clues from the Past

Marksville - a culture of the Lower Mississippi Valley . metate - stone slab upon which foods are ground or otherwise processed . micaceous - containing ...

Author: Pam Wheat-Stranahan

Publisher: Hendrick Long Publishing Company

ISBN: 0937460656

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 196

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Surveys cultural time periods, antiquities, and archeological sites in Texas and discusses the preservation and study of such sites and the value of archeology in general.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY . ... the clue to the age of the Grand Gulf group for which I have vainly sought in Mississippi .

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102998127

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Baraga County History Book 1972 73

Baraga County History Book  1972 73

( Lower ) copper beads , a conical projectile point , a lunate ornament . ... a great civilization in the middle and lower Mississippi Valley and dated ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071293685

Category: Baraga County (Mich.)

Page: 72

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Categories: Baraga County (Mich.)

Geomorphology

Geomorphology

Terraces of the lower Rakaia River valley , Canterbury , New Zealand . ... profiles of terraces should also be studied for clues to river history .

Author: Arthur Leroy Bloom

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 1577663543

Category: Science

Page: 482

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A systematic analysis of landforms of the late Cenzoic Era that fully covers the constructional processes of tectonism and volcanism and the erosional processes of weathering, flurial erosion, glaciers, winds, and waves. It explains each set of processes and the resulting landforms in a separate chapter to provide a comprehensive, nonmathematical overview of the subject. Coverage of rock weathering includes more discussion of soils, soil formation, and soils chronosequences, which tell about the evolution of the present landscape. A chapter on The Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle,¿ stresses the intensity of change during and since the last ice age when human civilization has risen, and appeals to readers to understand change as a normal factor of life on Earth.
Categories: Science

United States Economic History

United States Economic History

... 242; R. B. Way, “The Commerce of the Lower Mississippi in the Period 1830–1860," Mississippi Valley Historical Association, Proceedings, X (1918–1919), ...

Author: Harry N. Scheiber

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000533565

Category: United States

Page: 583

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Categories: United States

La Salle and His Legacy

La Salle and His Legacy

Frenchmen and Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley Patricia K. Galloway ... A revisionist history, therefore, would propose the following account (Fig.

Author: Patricia K. Galloway

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781628469356

Category: History

Page: 274

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To most people it probably seems that La Salle and his men, permanently fixed in the pantheon of explorers of the North American continent, need little further introduction. The fact is that this whole early period of exploration and colonization by the French in the southeastern United States has received far less scholarly attention than the corresponding English and Spanish activities in the same area, and even the existing scholarship has failed to focus clearly upon the Indian tribes whose attitudes toward the European new comers were crucial to their very survival. In this collection of essays marking the tricentennial of René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle's 1682 expedition into the Lower Mississippi Valley, thirteen scholars from a variety of disciplines assess his legacy and the significance of French colonialism in the Southeast. These scholars in the fields of French colonial history and the ethnohistory of the Indians of the Louisiana Colony deal with a diversity of topics ranging from La Salle's expedition itself and its place in the context of New World colonialism in general to the interaction of French settlers with native Indian tribes.
Categories: History

Forging Southeastern Identities

Forging Southeastern Identities

... fire in the lower Mississippi Valley. The Natchez myth thus even offers a clue to drawing a cultural boundary line between groups of similar peoples.

Author: Gregory A. Waselkov

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817319410

Category: History

Page: 299

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Forging Southeastern Identities explores the many ways archaeologists and ethnohistorians define and trace the origins of Native Americans' collective social identity.
Categories: History

The Wisconsin Archeologist

The Wisconsin Archeologist

The history of Mississippi in the Plains area has been quite complicated ... In the lower Mississippi valley , cultures showing relations to A History ...

Author:

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ISBN: UCAL:B3821772

Category: Indians of North America

Page:

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Categories: Indians of North America

The Economic History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley 1820 1875

The Economic History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley 1820 1875

New York,T IB52-Isè5), a Work primarTIy devoted to the war in virginia and on the Mississippi. According to the London Illustrated News, this drawing was ...

Author: LeRoy P. Graf

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013614354

Category: Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.)

Page: 748

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Categories: Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.)