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.

Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories

Author: David V. Kaufman

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496222237

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.

Preliminary Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of Louisiana

Geological History in a stated in the precene period , reprervery extensive
horizontally , or that such masses should occur frequently in the coast region . ...
Geological History of the Lower Mississippi Valley . ... and would thus furnish the
clue to the age of the Grand Gulf group , for which I have vainly sought in
Mississippi .

Preliminary Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of Louisiana

Author: Eugene Woldemar Hilgard

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American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley

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 ...

American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Author: Daniel H. Usner

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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.

The American Journal of Science and Arts

Geological History of the Lower Mississippi Valley . ... character of compact
limestone , which in places is said to be fossiliferous , and would thus furnish the
clue to the age of the Grand Gulf group , for which I have vainly sought in
Mississippi .

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American Journal of Science

Geological History of the Lower Mississippi Valley . ... character of compact
limestone , which in places is said to be fossiliferous , and would thus furnish the
clue to the age of the Grand Gulf group , for which I have vainly sought in
Mississippi .

American Journal of Science

Author: Laboratory

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Page: 430

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Man and Environment in the Lower Mississippi Valley

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 :
they ...

Man and Environment in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Author: Sam Bowers Hilliard

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Page: 165

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The Journal of Mississippi History

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
advanced ...

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Includes section "Book reviews".

Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

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 ...

Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

Author: Society for American Archaeology. Meeting

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817309098

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.

History of the Indian Tribes of the United States

A CRITICAL examination of the Indian antiquities of the United States , it was
thought , might furnish some clue to the track of ancient migrations . If the
Vesperic tribes came directly from the west , anterior to the period of mound
building in the Mississippi valley , it would be but ... During an examination of the
Lower Yakama , however , the old Indian guide who accompanied him pointed
out , on the left ...

History of the Indian Tribes of the United States

Author: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

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American Anthropologist

It is probable that they played an important part in the history of the lower
Mississippi valley before the coming of the whites . The Uchean stock consisted
of a large body of Indians on Savannah river and a smaller band on the middle
course of the Tennessee . ... No migration legends have been preserved from
these last , and beyond two slight clues we have only the language upon which
to build a ...

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Conference on Southern Pre history

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 .
Unfortunately ...

Conference on Southern Pre history

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on State Archaeological Surveys

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

... 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 therefore perhaps a “ scout or spy ... Bayacchito signifies ' Big
bayou ' in Choctaw , but there is no other clue to the location or classification of
either . ... 20, 1704, quoted SWANTON ) 37 INDIAN TRIBES OF THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.

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

Author: John Reed Swanton

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Page: 387

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Clues from the Past

Marksville - a culture of the Lower Mississippi Valley . metate - stone slab upon
which foods are ground or otherwise ... layers . protohistoric - period of time just
before recorded history . provenience - exact location in three dimensions .

Clues from the Past

Author: Pam Wheat-Stranahan

Publisher: Hendrick Long Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780937460658

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.

Geomorphology

The longitudinal profiles of terraces should also be studied for clues to river
history . ... As noted for the lower Mississippi Valley , rivers intrenched their
valleys to lower sea levels during glaciations and generally aggraded floodplains
during ...

Geomorphology

Author: Arthur Leroy Bloom

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577663546

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.

Baraga County History Book 1972 73

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 ...

Baraga County History Book  1972 73

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