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The Yamasee Indians are best known for their involvement in the Indian slave trade and the eighteenth-century war (1715–54) that took their name. Yet, their significance in colonial history is far larger than that. Denise I. Bossy brings together archaeologists of South Carolina and Florida with historians of the Native South, Spanish Florida, and British Carolina for the first time to answer elusive questions about the Yamasees’ identity, history, and fate.

Until now scholarly works have rarely focused on the Yamasees themselves. In southern history, the Yamasees appear only sporadically outside of slave raiding or the Yamasee War. Their culture and political structures, the complexities of their many migrations, their kinship networks, and their survival remain largely uninvestigated. The Yamasees’ relative obscurity in scholarship is partly a result of their geographic mobility. Reconstructing their past has posed a real challenge in light of their many, often overlapping, migrations. In addition, the campaigns waged by the British (and the Americans after them) in order to erase the Yamasees from the South forced Yamasee survivors to camouflage bit by bit their identities.

The Yamasee Indians recovers the complex history of these peoples. In this critically important new volume, historians and archaeologists weave together the fractured narratives of the Yamasees through probing questions about their mobility, identity, and networks.



 
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Introduction: Recovering Yamasee History
  2. Denise I. Bossy
  3. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part 1. Yamasee Identity
  1. 1. Living at Liberty: The Ungovernable Yamasees of Spanish Florida
  2. Amy Turner Bushnell
  3. pp. 27-54
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  1. 2. Yamasee Migrations into the Mocama and Timucua Mission Provinces of Florida, 1667–1683: An Archaeological Perspective
  2. Keith Ashley
  3. pp. 55-80
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  1. 3. Yamasee Material Culture and Identity: Altamaha/San Marcos Ceramics in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Yamasee Indian Settlements, Georgia and South Carolina
  2. Eric C. Poplin, Jon Bernard Marcoux
  3. pp. 81-98
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  1. 4. Cultural Continuity and Change: Archaeological Research at Yamasee Primary Towns in South Carolina
  2. Alexander Y. Sweeney
  3. pp. 99-128
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  1. Part 2. Yamasee Networks
  1. 5. Spiritual Diplomacy: Reinterpreting the Yamasee Prince’s Eighteenth-Century Voyage to England
  2. Denise I. Bossy
  3. pp. 131-162
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  1. 6. Yamasee-African Ties in Carolina and Florida
  2. Jane Landers
  3. pp. 163-190
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  1. 7. The Long Yamasee War: Reflections on Yamasee Conflict in the Eighteenth Century
  2. Steven C. Hahn
  3. pp. 191-218
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  1. Part 3. Surviving the Yamasee War
  1. 8. The Persistence of Yamasee Power and Identity at the Town of San Antonio de Pocotalaca, 1716–1752
  2. Amanda Hall
  3. pp. 221-250
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  1. 9. Refuge among the Spanish: Yamasee Community Coalescence in St. Augustine after 1715
  2. Andrea P. White
  3. pp. 251-280
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  1. 10. Chief Francisco Jospogue: Reconstructing the Paths of a Guale-Yamasee Indian Lineage through Spanish Records
  2. Susan Richbourg Parker
  3. pp. 281-308
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  1. 11. The Yamasee in West Florida
  2. John E. Worth
  3. pp. 309-338
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 339-342
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 343-348
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781496212290
Related ISBN
9781496207609
MARC Record
OCLC
1076565357
Pages
402
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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