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FOREWORD

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pp. v-x

John Reed Swanton, 1873-1958, is generally considered the father of modern Southeastern American Indian ethnology and ethnohistory (although it was not called that when Swanton was doing it). The majority of his major works are about the Indians of the Southeast. They concentrate on historical documentation of the native peoples using original source material and synthesizing the ...

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SOURCE MATERIAL FOR THE SOCIAL AND CEREMONIAL LIFE OF THE CHOCTAW INDIANS

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pp. 1-241

Each of the larger tribes which formerly occupied portions of the Gulf region of our country had its own peculiar characteristics, and this was as true of those known to have belonged to the same linguistic stock as of tribes alien to one another in this respect. One associates with the Natchez a developed solar worship with a temple and perpetual fire, absolutism in government, and tragic funeral rites; ...

APPENDIX

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pp. 243-270

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 271-273

INDEX

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pp. 275-282