By Charles C. Jones Jr.
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication
This reissue of Charles Jones's vintage investigations of the Mound developers should be a useful source for archaeologists today.
Long a vintage of southeastern archaeology, Charles Jones'sAntiquities of the Southern Indians was once a groundbreaking paintings that associated ancient tribes with prehistoric "antiquities." released in 1873, it predated the paintings of Cyrus Thomas and Clarence Moore and continues to be a wealthy source for contemporary scholars.
Jones used to be a pioneer of archaeology who not just excavated vital websites but in addition similar his findings to different websites, to modern Indians, and to artifacts from different components. His paintings covers all the southeastern states, from Virginia to Louisiana, and is famous for its insights into the De Soto day trip and the historical past of the Creek Indians.
Best identified for refuting the preferred fantasy of the Mound developers, Jones proposed a connection among residing local americans of the 1800s and the prehistoric peoples who had created the Southeast's huge earthen mounds. His early study and tradition comparisons ended in the eventual death of the Mound Builder myth.
For this reissue of Jones's ebook, a brand new advent through Frank Schnell locations Jones's paintings within the context of his occasions and relates it to present study within the Southeast. An engagingly written paintings more advantageous by means of quite a few maps and engravings, Antiquities of the Southern Indians will serve cutting-edge students and fascinate all readers attracted to the region's prehistory.
Frank T. Schnell Jr. is an Archaeologist and Historian on the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.
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OF GOVERNMENT obtaining among these Southern nations seems, in its general features, to have beell ql1ite similar. In the Muscogulgee confederacy every town or village was regarded as an independerlt nation or tribe having its ovvn mico or chief. In the soil and in the hUllting privileges of the region each inhabitant had an equal right. Private property in 11abitations and in 111anting-grounds, however, wns concecled a11d respected. THE lIICO AND GREAT WAR-CHIEF. 11 '1'he MICO 1 vvas considered the first man, in dignity and povver, in his nation or to"rn.
P. 18, et seq. Savannah, 1848. A. Voyage to Georgia," begun in the year 1735, by Francis Moore, p. 61. London, 1744. 3 "History of the Province of Georgia," by De Brahm, p. 55. W ormsloe~ 1849. Adair's" History of the North-American Indians," p. 257, et ~eq. London" 1775. , by William Bartram, p. 461, et seq. )2. ) p. 90. New York, 1775. 1 2 TERRITORY O~' THE CHl£ROKEES. 7 llorth and south of the southwesterly continuation of the Appalachian Mountains; elllbracing on the north the country on Tennessee or Cherokee River and its triblltary streams, from their S011rces down to the vi· cinity of the Muscle Shoals, vvhere they ",rere bound· ed 011 the west by the Chicasas.
In the absence of the mico, the GREAT WAR-CHIEF represented him in council, and his voice ,vas of the greatest weight in military affairs. Ile command. Subordinate to the great ,var-captain were leaders of parties-elderly men distinguished for valor, strategy and intrepidity. Of such ,vere their dignified and v"enerable councils coml)osed. Having by fasts and purifications prepared themselves for the expedition, having consulted the high1 1 "Bartram's Travels," p. 494. London, 1792.