By Claudio Saunt
Claudio Saunt vividly depicts a dramatic transformation within the eighteenth century that overturned the realm of the robust and diverse Creek Indians and perpetually replaced the Deep South. because the Creeks accrued a fortune in farm animals and slaves, new estate fostered a brand new possessiveness, and executive through coercion bred disagreement. a brand new Order of items is the 1st booklet to chronicle this decisive transformation in America's early historical past, a metamorphosis that left deep divisions among the rich and terrible, robust and powerless.
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115 Yet the Ocmulgee leader may not have believed that his relatives had crossed the ﬂexible bounds of Creek political organization; a Spanish interpreter had colored his Muskogee words, and he perhaps 110 111 112 113 114 Creeks had been hunting and warring in Florida as early as . See Verner Crane, The Southern Frontier (Durham, NC: Duke University, ), –; and John H.
96 Governor James Glen of South Carolina witnessed the Creek 93 94 95 96 Second Journal of Thomas Bosomworth, October-December , DIASC, :, . For a discussion on black–Indian contact in the Southeast in the early eighteenth century, see Wood, Black Majority, –. Ethel Cutler Freeman, “A Happy Life in the City of Ghosts: An Analysis of a Mikasuki Myth,” The Florida Anthropologist (): –, . Edmond Atkin, The Appalachian Indian Frontier: The Edmond Atkin Report and Plan of , ed.
Reel , PKY. Manuel de Montiano to Juan Francisco de Güemes y Horcasitas, November , EF, bnd. , , reel , PKY. 83 Lower Creeks welcomed their guests, but at the same time proclaimed their own authority and independence. ”84 Other Creeks shared Quilate’s fears. In , Creeks reportedly felt the “great Terror” that spread among the Cherokee Indians when a “large Quantity of Iron” was transported from Charleston to Fort Prince George on the east bank of Keowee River near the Cherokee town of Keowee (eleven miles southwest of modern Pickens, South Carolina).