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Mississippi's American Indians$
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James F. Barnett

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032455

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032455.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
Mississippi's American Indians
Author(s):

James F. Barnett

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032455.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins by discussing the formation of tribal confederacies; the sources of information about Mississippi’s American Indians; the terms used throughout the book; the geographical limits of the study; and the four distinct language families representing the Mississippi region at the beginning of the eighteenth century (Muskogean, Natchez or Natchezan, Tunican, and Siouan). An overview of the subsequent chapters is then presented.

Keywords:   Mississippi, tribes, American Indians, tribal confederacies, language

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