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Choctaws in a revolutionary age, 1750-1830

Author: Greg O'Brien
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
Series: Indians of the Southeast.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This story of the Choctaws is told through the lives of two remarkable leaders, Taboca and Franchimastabe, during a period of extraordinary change, 1750-1830. Both men achieved recognition as warriors in the eighteenth century but then followed very different paths of leadership. Taboca was a traditional Choctaw leader, a "prophet-chief" whose authority was deeply rooted in the spiritual realm. The foundation of
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg O'Brien
ISBN: 9780803286221 0803286228 0803235690 9780803235694
OCLC Number: 59879587
Description: xxvii, 164 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Choctaws and power --
The multiethnic confederacy --
Warriors, warfare, and male power --
Power derived from the outside world --
Trading for power --
Otherworldly power and power in transition.
Series Title: Indians of the Southeast.
Responsibility: Greg O'Brien ; with an afterword by the author.
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Tells the story of the Choctaws which is told through the lives of two remarkable leaders, Taboca and Franchimastabe, during a period of revolutionary change, 1750-1830.  Read more...

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