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From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715

Robbie Ethridge


This sweeping regional history traces the metamorphosis of the Native South from first contact in 1540 to the dawn of the eighteenth century, when indigenous people no longer lived in a purely Indian world but rather on the edge of an expanding European empire. Using a framework that its author calls the “Mississippian shatter zone” to explicate these tumultuous times, this book examines the European invasion, the collapse of the precontact Mississippian world, and the restructuring of discrete chiefdoms into coalescent Native societies in a colonial world. The story of one group—the Chickasaw ... More

Keywords: regional history, Native South, eighteenth century, indigenous people, European empire, Mississippian shatter zone, European invasion, chiefdoms, Native societies, Chickasaws

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834350
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899335_ethridge


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robbie Ethridge, author