Chapter

Natives and Interlopers

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125770
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135434 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0013
Natives and Interlopers

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This chapter discusses the relations of the southern Indian tribes and the white settlers. Although their relations were generally peaceful in the first decade of the nineteenth century, it was entirely the opposite during the American Revolution. The discussion looks at the Five Civilized Tribes, which had an elaborate system of beliefs and characteristics that set them apart from the others. These tribes are the Creek, Choctaw, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Cherokee. The chapter also discusses the different treaties of the American officials with the southern Indians.

Keywords: relations; southern Indian tribes; white settlers; American Revolution; Five Civilized Tribes; treaties

Chapter.  8747 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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