- The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History
- America in 1492
- European Invasions and Early Settlement, 1500–1680
- Living in a Reordered World, 1680–1763
- The Age of Imperial Expansion, 1763–1821
- US Expansion and Its Consequences, 1815–1890
- Surviving in the Twentieth Century, 1890–1960
- The Indian Renaissance, 1960–2000: Stumbling to Victory, or Anecdotes of Persistence?
- Contemporary History: Native America in the Twenty-First Century
- The Great Lakes
- The Southwest
- The Plains
- The Pacific Northwest
- The South
- The Atlantic Northeast
- Indian Territory and Oklahoma
- The Great Basin
- Gender, Sexuality, and Family History: Naynaabeak’s Fishing Net
- Population, Health, and Public Welfare
- Native American Expressive Arts
- Collectors and Museums: From Cabinets of Curiosities to Indigenous Cultural Centers
- Indians in the Marketplace
- Intellectual History
- Treaties and Treaty Making
- Urban Native Histories
- American Indians in Popular Culture
- American Indians in World History
Abstract and Keywords
From 1680 to the late eighteenth century, Indians remained the most powerful polities in a politically reorganized North America. When disruptions occurred across most of the continent, they tended to come from other Indians, from new cycles of disease, or as a consequence of adopting new goods or ideas, rather than as a direct consequence of European actions. This chapter explores this interpretive theme through overviews of Quapaw consumerism in the middle Mississippi valley, the Chickasaws and the southeastern slave trade, Osage expansion in the western Mississippi valley, the Five Nations Iroquois Grand Settlement of 1701, the adoption of horses on the Great Plains, and two places that experienced the less common but better-known situation of living with permanent European settlers: the Rio Grande valley and southern New England.
Kathleen DuVal is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent, Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America, and a forthcoming book on the American Revolution on the Gulf Coast.
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