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
Category: Social Science
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.
It is quite apparent that during the Formative Stage ( Figure 2 ) , the broad natural
levee ridges of the Mississippi River ... However , with the use of a different
paradigm , at least a “ first cut ” is technically feasible for small areas and awaits
only a comprehensive effort . ... Lafferty , and Cummings ( 1988 ) that involved
soil coring and radiocarbon dating provide some clues to the ages of the
Author: Society for American Archaeology. MeetingPublish On: 1998-03-25
cis River basin—an extensive drainage area that extends from the northern
terminus of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley ... Harold Fisk, in his monumental
Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River (
1944), attempted to provide a history of the valley by ... since knowledge of how
the landscape changed through time provides clues not only as to where
prehistoric materials ...
Author: Society for American Archaeology. Meeting
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
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.
Social and Economic Histories Daniel H. Usner ... But now , the many clues of
Indian resilience and survival – even those framed within a language of decline
and extinction – are ... through time both to make a decent living and to preserve
their cultural identity in the Lower Mississippi Valley play a significant role in the ...
Author: Daniel H. Usner
Category: Social Science
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.
TIME STAGE Historic Mississippi Woodland 2 3 Late Archaic - THOUSANDS OF
YEARS BEFORE PRESENT area , with ... That there may not be sites in this area
as old as or older than the Early Archaic would not surprise the writer because of
concepts of Alluvial Valley history . ... Moreover , they exhibit certain typical
patterns of distribution that the writer feels are important clues as to their origin :
Ceramic tradition at Emerald Mound provides the most tangible clues to the
relationship of the people here to other Indians living contemporaneously in the lower Mississippi valley . Simply stated , the technique of pottery making
Governor's Palace 142, 145, 146, plan 147; map 144; see also Colonial
Williamsburg Windmill: James River, Va. ... 81; The Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, photograph by N.G.S. Photographer Robert S. Oakes, pp
. ... Robert Silverberg, Mound Builders of Ancient America; John R. Swanton,
Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley. . . ; Sebastien Leprestre de Vauban
, A Manual ...
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on State Archaeological SurveysPublish On: 1932
The clue may lie in the study of the formations of the larger cut - offs or oxbow
lakes 80 plentiful in the Lower Mississippi Valley . This is a problem in the
solution of which we look toward the geologists and geographers for help .
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on State Archaeological Surveys
Author: American Museum of Natural HistoryPublish On: 1971
American Museum of Natural History ... when information from the rest of the Lower Mississippi Valley for the same historic period indicates an absence of
mounds . ... of Mound C within the site proper and its obvious importance in
mortuary activities are the main clues that conjoin with history to identify the
temple mound .
These are gone now ; only the bits of pottery , copper and stone remain as clues
to a past way of life . ... This culture centered on a great civilization in the middle
and lower Mississippi Valley and dated from 600 A.D. to 1600 A.D. It influenced ...
... in history it is probable that they were merely a part of the Chickasaw nation ,
possibly some outlying villages , since the word means “ an eyewitness or
beholder ” and ... Bayacchito signifies · Big bayou'in Choctaw , but there is no
other clue to the location or classification of either . ... Marquette , who places
them on the west bank of SWANTON ) 37 INDIAN TRIBES OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Emory R . Johnson and others , History of the Domestic and Foreign Commerce
of the United States ( 2 vols . , Washington , 1915 ) , I ... The Commerce of the Lower Mississippi in the Period 1830 – 1860 , ” Mississippi Valley Historical
Association , Proceedings , X ( 1918 ... I have used the four counties primarily for
an investigation of purchasing power - to gain clues to the general structure of the
Emory R. Johnson and others , History of the Domestic and Foreign Commerce of
the United States ( 2 vols . , Washington , 1915 ) , I , 242 ; R. B. Way , “ The
Commerce of the Lower Mississippi in the Period 1830–1860 , ” Mississippi Valley Historical Association ... I have used the four counties primarily for an
investigation of purchasing power - to gain clues to the general structure of the
market - and the ...
Emory R. Johnson and others, History of the Domestic and Foreign Commerce of
the United States (2 vols., Washington, 1915), I, 242; R. B. Way, “The Commerce
of the Lower Mississippi in the Period 1830–1860," Mississippi Valley Historical
Association, Proceedings, ... I have used the four counties primarily for an
investigation of purchasing power—to gain clues to the general structure of the ...
A knowledge of aggraexperience . dation history will often supply clues to the As
the name of the valley implies , the ... level was several hundred feet of varying
characters have been deposited by lower than it is now , the Mississippi River sys
A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Commerce, Etc., of the ... The most important
lines are the Illinois Central, the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley, the Southern, the
Louisville 8: Nashville, the Kansas City, ... In 1698 M. d'Iverville was authorized
by the French king to colonize the regions of the lower Mississippi. ... the
Chattahoochee on the east, and a line drawn from the mouth of the Yazoo clue
east on the north.
Manuscript , Lower Mississippi Survey , Peabody Museum , Harvard University ,
Cambridge . ... and the De Soto Entrada into the Lower Mississippi Valley , " The
Conference on Historic Site Archaeology Papers , vol . 7 , pp . ... Center for
Louisiana Studies , History Series , no . ... 1976 " From the Words of the Living :
The Indian Speaks , " in Clues to America ' s Past , National Geographic Society
Author: Jeffrey P. Brain
Publisher: Peabody Museum of Archaeology &
Category: Social Science
Jeffrey Brain presents and interprets a wealth of data and artifacts and integrates relevant ethnohistorical details to reconstruct a dynamic story of change in the culture of the Tunica Indians of Mississippi and Louisiana.
Hence deposition in the APPLICATION OF CONCEPT TO ILLINOIS RIVER lower
reaches would cause deposition in the middle ... That it to the bedrock floor
beneath Illinois and Mississippi carried a much finer - grained load seems very
unlikely , Rivers furnishes an additional clue . ... form the geologic history of the
region as recorded by most and so deposited most heavily in its lowermost
History , ser . 7 , vol . 3 , p . 314 , 1899 . specimens have characters that are
rather constant , and Weller , New Jersey Geol . ... Valley , Limestone County ,
Tex . ... Lower part . Texas , Ellis County ( 234 ) . Austin age . Ramulina
arkadelphiana Cushman Gober tongue of Austin chalk . ... Mississippi ,
Chickasaw County ( 84 - 86 ) . ... It is the surface of the rounded portion closely
set with short , very difficult to find anything that gives a clue to the somewhat
rounded , spinose projections ...