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Claudio Saunt vividly depicts a dramatic transformation within the eighteenth century that overturned the area of the robust and diverse Creek Indians and endlessly replaced the Deep South. because the Creeks accumulated a fortune in livestock and slaves, new estate fostered a brand new possessiveness, and govt by means of coercion bred war of words. a brand new Order of items is the 1st e-book to chronicle this decisive transformation in America's early historical past, a metamorphosis that left deep divisions among the rich and negative, robust and powerless.

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At least two epidemics struck the Creeks in the eighteenth century before the outbreak of the American Revolution, one between  and , the other in . Henry F. ],  March /, Records in the British Public Record Office Relating to South Carolina, :–, in the South Carolina Department of Archives and History; SCG (Supplement),  June . Fitch, “Journal of Captain Tobias Fitch’s Mission,” . Journal of Thomas Bosomworth, July-October , DIASC, :. Atkin, The Appalachian Indian Frontier, –.

Patrick Mackay to [Thomas Causton],  March , CRG, :–. Fitch, “Journal of Captain Tobias Fitch’s Mission,” –. ” Quoted in Wood, Black Majority, n. D. , Florida State University, ), . Fitch, “Journal of Captain Tobias Fitch’s Mission,” . Fair persuasions: Power among the Creeks  Fitch named Thomas Bosomworth encountered similar resistance. 93 Even as recently as the twentieth century, a Seminole Indian conveyed the foreignness of captivity in a story he recounted.

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). 86 The social oppression that Creeks witnessed on the rice plantations of South Carolina made them particularly wary of the numerous and expansive English relative to the small Spanish outpost at St.

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