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Deerskins and Duffels documents the trading relationship between the Creek Indians in what is now the southeastern United States and the Anglo-American peoples who settled there. The Creeks were the largest native group in the Southeast, and through their trade alliance with the British colonies they became the dominant native power in the area. The deerskin trade became tDeerskins and Duffels documents the trading relationship between the Creek Indians in what is now the southeastern United States and the Anglo-American peoples who settled there. The Creeks were the largest native group in the Southeast, and through their trade alliance with the British colonies they became the dominant native power in the area. The deerskin trade became the economic lifeblood of the Creeks after European contact. This book is the first to examine extensively the Creek side of the trade, especially the impact of commercial hunting on all aspects of Indian society. British trade is detailed here, as well: the major traders and trading companies, how goods were taken to the Indians, how the traders lived, and how trade was used as a diplomatic tool. The author also discusses trade in Indian slaves, a Creek-Anglo cooperation that resulted in the virtual destruction of the native peoples of Florida....

Title : Deerskins and Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815
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ISBN : 9780803261266
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 307 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Deerskins and Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815 Reviews

  • Brian
    2018-10-30 10:07

    This book provides a unique analysis of the Creek trading economy up through the American Revolution. There have been many books on the creek that try to capture who they are as a tribe. This book seeks to understand the trading patterns that occurred and in doing provides a unique and never before seen approach to the Muscogee nation. The book is quick and easy to read and concisely covers the information relevant to trading in Creek towns. The reader not only hears about volume of trade which is seldom talked about but also a reconstruction of life in Creek towns. The book also presents what life as a trader was like in the Indian towns which are only a recent vein of scholarship still being developed. Finally this book comes closer to understanding how large the Creek Nation was based on the trading figures. Overall an excellent addition to the literature.

  • Tree Rings
    2018-11-15 11:08

    Unfortunately, the author's focus was entirely on furs as a commodity, and not the commodification of human beings - the African slave trader.