Chapter

Creek Beginnings

Steven C. Hahn

in The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780813042213
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043043 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813042213.003.0002
Creek Beginnings

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This chapter uses ethnohistorical evidence to reconstruct the context for Mary's childhood. First, it establishes the context for her childhood home of Coweta and its rise to power and introduces readers to Mary's English father. It also posits that Mary's early influences included her Creek mother and female clan-kin, whose work routines constituted Mary's first lessons in Creek culture. Additionally, the chapter explores how warfare affected Mary and her people, finding striking continuities between her childhood and adulthood.

Keywords: Coweta; Ocmulgee River; Edward Griffin; Creek Indian women; Queen Anne's War

Chapter.  9098 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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