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

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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

2014. “The Lower Mississippi Valley as a Language Area.” PhD diss., University of Kansas. Kaufman, David. 2019. Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories: Language, Archaeology, and Ethnography. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Author: Nathalie Dajko

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496823885

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.
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The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact

The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact

Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley histories: language, archaeology, ethnography. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Kaufman, David. 2019b (forthcoming). Atakapa Išakkoy dictionary. Chicago: Exploration Press. Kimball, Geoffrey.

Author: Anthony P. Grant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199945108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 864

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Every language has been influenced in some way by other languages. In many cases, this influence is reflected in words which have been absorbed from other languages as the names for newer items or ideas, such as perestroika, manga, or intifada (from Russian, Japanese, and Arabic respectively). In other cases, the influence of other languages goes deeper, and includes the addition of new sounds, grammatical forms, and idioms to the pre-existing language. For example, English's structure has been shaped in such a way by the effects of Norse, French, Latin, and Celtic--though English is not alone in its openness to these influences. Any features can potentially be transferred from one language to another if the sociolinguistic and structural circumstances allow for it. Further, new languages--pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages--can come into being as the result of language contact. In thirty-three chapters, The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact examines the various forms of contact-induced linguistic change and the levels of language which have provided instances of these influences. In addition, it provides accounts of how language contact has affected some twenty languages, spoken and signed, from all parts of the world. Chapters are written by experts and native-speakers from years of research and fieldwork. Ultimately, this Handbook provides an authoritative account of the possibilities and products of contact-induced linguistic change.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Geomorphology and Quaternary Geologic History of the Lower Mississippi Valley

Geomorphology and Quaternary Geologic History of the Lower Mississippi Valley

In the area between Natchez and the Red River near Marksville , the Mississippi River Stage 3 channel occupied the Cocodrie Meander Belt ( M3C , Plate 1 ; Plates 10 ) . With consideration given to the possible obscuring effect of later ...

Author: Roger T. Saucier

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109104981

Category: Geology

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Categories: Geology

Amazing Alabama a Potpourri of Fascinating Facts Tall Tales and Storied Stories

Amazing Alabama  a Potpourri of Fascinating Facts  Tall Tales and Storied Stories

Gossett, P.J.: Delmar History: http://www.freestateofwinston.org/delmarhistory.htm Green, Mental Floss: 15 U.S. Town and City Names with ... D.V.: Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories: Language, Archaeology and Ethnography.

Author: Joseph W. Lewis Jr. M.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665503396

Category: History

Page: 356

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Amazing Alabama: A Potpourri of Fascinating Facts, Tall Tales and Storied Stories chronicles a brief history of the state, famous personages associated with Alabama, a discussion of state firsts, unique occurrences, antiquated laws and other fascinating topics.
Categories: History

Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi 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 mapping and dating all physiographic features from just north of Cairo ...

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

The site has long been considered of importance in understanding the Woodland occupation in the lower White River area . This drainage may well hold the clues to information concerning the relationship between the large late ...

Author: United States. Mississippi River Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006143288

Category: Water resources development

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Categories: Water resources development

HISTORIES OF MAIZE

HISTORIES OF MAIZE

Three unrelated (i.e., non-Siouan) Muskogean languages of the lower Mississippi Valley, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and the intertribal Mobilian ... also refer to the top of cattails, and this may be a clue to the origin of the term.

Author: John Staller

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781598744620

Category: Science

Page: 704

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Histories of Maize is the most comprehensive reference source on the botanical, genetic, archaeological, and anthropological aspects of ancient maize published to date.
Categories: Science

An illustrated history of the Big Bend country

An illustrated history of the Big Bend country

... clue west to the Mississippi river, and all south of that line to the Gulf of Mexico. That line continued beyOnd the Mississippi makes the northern boundary of Louisiana. In the valley of the lower Mississippi Spain acknowledged n0 ...

Author: R.F. Steele

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785877807990

Category: History

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Currents in Transatlantic History

Currents in Transatlantic History

The clues indicate that they, like so many other New World captives, lost their original identity as French Europeans. ... the French explorer who two years earlier claimed the lower Mississippi River Valley for his king, Louis XIV.

Author: Steven G. Reinhardt

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623495428

Category: History

Page: 216

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Transatlantic historians are dedicated to analyzing the dynamic process of encounter, interchange, and creolization that was initiated when peoples on different sides of the Atlantic Basin first made contact and continues until the twenty-first century. The forty-ninth annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series —“Currents in Transatlantic Thought”—was organized to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the University of Texas at Arlington’s doctoral program in transatlantic history. Six alumni of the program were invited to return and present their ongoing research in this new approach to history that focuses on the complex process of interchange and adaptation that began when Africans, Amerindians, and Europeans first came into contact. The essays stemming from those lectures cover a variety of topics grouped around three unifying themes—encounters, commodities, and identities—that illustrate the potentiality of transatlantic history.
Categories: History

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

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

... in history it is probable that they were merely a part of the Chickasaw nation, possibly some outlying villages, ... of the river the Bayacchito and Amilcouf Baya-cchito signifies 'Big bayou ' in Choctaw, but there is no other clue ...

Author: John R. Swanton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486148083

Category: History

Page: 448

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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, as well as accounts of war, marriage, medicine, and other customs.
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

In a list of tribes which came to “ sing the calumet ” before him Iberville mentions among those on the east side of the river the Bayacchito and Amilcou . Bayacchito signifies · Big bayou ' in Choctaw , but there is no other clue to ...

Author: John Reed Swanton

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210004242374

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 387

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Categories: Indians of North America

The History of the World in 100 Pandemics Plagues and Epidemics

The History of the World in 100 Pandemics  Plagues and Epidemics

In 1878, the outbreak in New Orleans spread into the lower Mississippi Valley infecting at least 120,000 and killing between ... To make matters worse, doctors and scientists still did not have a clue 182 The History of the World in 100 ...

Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781399005456

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This revelatory book charts and explains the impact and consequences of successive pandemics, plagues and epidemics on the course of world history – all through the lens of today’s ongoing global experience of COVID 19. Ranging from prehistory to the present day, it first defines what constitutes a pandemic or epidemic then looks at 20 guilty diseases: including cholera, influenza, bubonic plague, leprosy, measles, smallpox, malaria, AIDS, MERS, SARS, Zika, Ebola and, of course, Covid-19. Some less well-known, but equally significant and deadly contagions such as Legionnaires’ Disease, psittacosis, polio, the Sweat, and dancing plague, are also covered. The book is ordered chronologically. Each chapter features an explanation and description of epidemiology, sources and vectors, morbidity, mortality, governmental response and reaction, societal response and impact as well as psychological issues where known - and the political, legal and scientific consequences it had or has for each locus at a local and international level. In short – the book explains how each of the events both made and influenced subsequent history in its own way, particularly how each shaped future medical and scientific research and vaccine development programmes. It also examines myths about infectious diseases, the role of the media and social media. Perhaps most importantly, Paul Chrystal asks what lessons have been learnt. Will we be better prepared next time? Because, if one thing is sure, there is going to be a ‘next time’.
Categories: Medical

Designing the Bayous

Designing the Bayous

These monthly progress reports are filed in the technical library, Lower Mississippi Valley Division, Vicksburg, ... Quotation and other information from "Mule Gives Clue to Flood Control," New Orleans States Item, 9 July 1933. 49.

Author: Martin Reuss

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585443751

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin is one of the most dynamic and critical environments in the country. It sustains the nation’s last cypress-tupelo wetland and provides a habitat for many species of animals. Endowed with natural gas and oil fields, the basin also supports a large commercial fisheries industry. Perhaps most crucial, it remains a primary component of the plan to control the Mississippi River and relieve flooding in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and other communities in the lower river valley. The continuing health of the basin is a reflection not of nature, but of the work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With levee building and clearing in the nineteenth century and damming, dredging, and floodway construction in the twentieth, the basin was converted from a vast forested swamp into a designer wetland, where human aspirations and nature maintained a precarious equilibrium. Originally published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers primarily for internal distribution, this environmental and political history of the Atchafalaya Basin is an unflinching account of the transformation of an area that has endured perhaps more human manipulation than any other natural environment in the nation. Martin Reuss provides a new preface to bring us up-to-date on the state of the basin, which remains both an engineering contrivance and natural wonder.
Categories: Nature

Powhatan s Mantle

Powhatan s Mantle

Ian W. Brown , " Natchez Indian Archaeology : Culture Change and Stability in the Lower Mississippi Valley , " Archaeological Report No. 15 ( Jackson : Mississippi Department of Archives and History , 1985 ) : 172 , fig . 112e - g .

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

La Salle and His Legacy

La Salle and His Legacy

Frenchmen and Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley Patricia K. Galloway. the La Salle accounts can be reconciled, ... A revisionist history, therefore, would propose the following account (Fig. 1). Since he was descending the river, ...

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

River of History

River of History

RIVER OF HISTORY : A Historic Resources Study of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Chapter 1 • THE ... Only the lower part of the Cummingsville is exposed within the MNRRA corridor ( in southeastern Minnesota the entire ...

Author: John O. Anfinson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02480906N

Category: Formations (Geology)

Page: 201

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Categories: Formations (Geology)

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 . It appears from the facts stated in the preceding ... the clue to the age of the Grand Gulf group for which I have vainly sought in Mississippi . The problem is one of great interest ...

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10734463

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Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members

Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members

GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY . It appears from the facts stated in the preceding ... the clue to the age of the Grand Gulf group for which I have vainly sought in Mississippi . The problem is one of great interest ...

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0002728061

Category: American periodicals

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Categories: American periodicals

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 scarlet leggings , lounged against a neighboring pillar with the graceful posture ...

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