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Mississippi's American Indians

James F. Barnett


At the beginning of the eighteenth century, over twenty different American Indian tribal groups inhabited present-day Mississippi. Today, Mississippi is home to only one tribe, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. This book explores the historical forces and processes that led to this sweeping change in the diversity of the state’s native peoples. It begins with a chapter on Mississippi’s approximately 12,000-year prehistory, from early hunter-gatherer societies through the powerful mound building civilizations encountered by the first European expeditions. With the coming of the Spanish, ... More

Keywords: Mississippi, Choctaw Indians, native peoples, hunter-gatherer societies, mound building civilizations, New World, Atlantic market economy, guns, blankets, Indian slaves

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617032455
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James F. Barnett, author