Another's Country: Archaeological and Historical by J.W. Joseph, Martha Zierden, Joseph W. Joseph, Julia King,

By J.W. Joseph, Martha Zierden, Joseph W. Joseph, Julia King, Ellen Shlasko, Daniel T. Elliott, Chester B. DePratter, Thomas R. Wheaton, Bobby Gerald Southerlin, Dave Crass, Katherine A. Saunders, Michael O. Hartley, William Green, Monica Beck, Ronald Anthon

The 18th-century South was once a real melting pot, bringing jointly colonists from England, France, Germany, eire, Switzerland, and different destinations, as well as African slaves—all of whom shared within the stories of adapting to a brand new setting and interacting with American Indians. The shared strategy of immigration, model, and creolization led to a wealthy and various ancient mosaic of cultures. The cultural encounters of those teams of settlers might finally outline the that means of existence within the 19th-century South. The much-studied plantation society of that period and the Confederacy that sprang from it became the long-lasting identities of the South. a whole figuring out of southern background isn't really attainable, notwithstanding, with no first figuring out the intermingling and interactions of the region's 18th-century settlers. within the essays accumulated right here, a few of the South's best historic archaeologists learn a variety of facets of the colonial event, trying to know the way cultural identification was once expressed, why cultural variety was once ultimately changed by means of a typical id, and the way many of the cultures intermeshed. Written in available language, this publication can be worthy to archaeologists and non-archaeologists alike. Cultural, architectural, and armed forces historians, cultural anthropologists, geographers, genealogists, and others attracted to the cultural legacy of the South will locate a lot of worth during this booklet. extra reviews:In the Southeast, the place the written list is going again years, old archaeology is a subdivision of historical past in addition to anthropology, for the compleat old archaeologist mines all assets. The individuals to this quantity at the colonial Carolinas and Georgia ask historic questions, offer considerable ancient contexts, and current their findings within the universal language of scholarship.—The magazine of Southern historical past

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Joseph reports on an assemblage from an urban neighborhood of the same period re®ecting similar interactions. Green, DePratter, and Southerlin discuss Native American material culture of the eighteenth century. Zierden, Adams, and Joseph also review the manufactured goods of European origin and their meanings for various colonial residents. The Elliotts note that locally manufactured pottery was also identi¤ed with German ethnicity in the communities of New Ebenezer, Georgia, and in Salem, Bethania, and Bethabara, North Carolina.

For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. The Yamasee in South Carolina / 17 mately four hundred Yamasee living in Guale and Mocamo, three hundred in Apalachee, and another one hundred living in the Timucuan missions of Anacape and Mayaca (Hann 1988:35, 1990:505, 507; Worth 1995:101–2, 200, 1998:134, 137). All told, between seven and eight hundred Yamasee were living in Spanish Florida during this period. It is likely that an equal or greater number were also living in interior Georgia, possibly reinhabiting the old Tama province after the Westo had moved to the Savannah River sometime prior to 1674.

This new information allows us to provide an updated synthesis of the history and archaeology of the Yamasee Indians and provides insights into their complex interaction with and adaptation to the changing sociopolitical environment of the colonial Southeast. Origin of the Yamasee A 1715 census compiled by John Barnwell lists 1,220 Yamasee living in ten villages near the Port Royal area of South Carolina (Sainsbury 1928–1947, vol. 7:238). Based on a 1712 entry in the Journals of the Commissioners of Indian Trade, these towns were divided into the Upper and Lower Yamasee (McDowell 1955:31).

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