A History of Indian Literature. Vol. I. by Maurice Winternitz

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Descent groups were ranked relative You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 1 The historic Creek and Cherokee assigned very different roles to adult males and females (Bell 1990; Braund 1993; Ethridge 2003; Perdue 1998; Sattler 1995). Men hunted, went to war, constructed houses and public buildings, and made most of the implements they used in daily and ritual activities.

Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 1. Location of the King site. 8 m) amsl. 4). Much of Foster Bend is characterized by a ridge-and-swale topography that was produced at the time the river migrated eastward to its present location against the hills that border it on the east. 3 m) amsl but extends into a swale to the west. Surface elevation at the You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press.

We can imagine that the English would have encouraged such divisions in Natchez society for their own benefit. Regardless of the ambiguities and inconsistencies in the French accounts, the fact remains that French observers describe the Great Sun as having divine origins, as being a key element in the worship of the Sun supreme deity, as being set apart from the rest of society by numerous sumptuary rules, and as having the power to extract surplus production from the citizens of his polity. The familiarity of the French chroniclers with aristocratic political institutions and behaviors in their native land doubtless colored the way they perceived Natchez political institutions (Lorenz 1997).

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