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The Resource The history of the American Indians : particularly those nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia, James Adair

The history of the American Indians : particularly those nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia, James Adair

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The history of the American Indians : particularly those nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia
Title
The history of the American Indians
Title remainder
particularly those nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia
Statement of responsibility
James Adair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A trader who lived and worked for four decades among Native Americans and became a keen observer of their languages, customs and politics, James Adair (fl. 1735-75) studied the Catawba, Cherokee, Muscogee, Chickasaw and Choctaw, compiling extensive ethnographic information. Upon publication in 1775, this work was unique in its treatment of these peoples as well as their interaction with white traders and colonists. The book also propounds a theory, popular at the time, that the ancestors of Native Americans were the lost tribes of Israel; as such it remains a valuable source for the history of this idea. In part autobiographical, the work reflects Adair's involvement in trading, local politics and warfare with the British and French. His observations remain of great interest to scholars of American history and ethnography."--Page [4] of cover
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GAP
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approximately 1709-1783
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Adair, James
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. North American history
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Southern States
Label
The history of the American Indians : particularly those nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia, James Adair
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Containing an account of their origin, language, manners, religious and civil customs, laws, form of government, punishments, conduct in war and domestic life, their habits, diet, agriculture, manufactures, diseases and method of cure, and other particulars, sufficient to render it a complete Indian system : with observations on former historians, the conduct of our colony governors, superintendents, missionaries, &c. : also an appendix, containing a description of the Floridas, and the Missis[s]ippi lands, with their productions--the benefits of colonizing Georgiana, and civilizing the Indians--and the way to make all the colonies more valuable to the mother country : with a new map of the country referred to in the history"--Title page of original edition
  • Digitally produced reprint of work originally published: London : Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, 1775
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913544661
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Digitally printed version.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9781108060189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)913544661
Label
The history of the American Indians : particularly those nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia, James Adair
Publication
Note
  • "Containing an account of their origin, language, manners, religious and civil customs, laws, form of government, punishments, conduct in war and domestic life, their habits, diet, agriculture, manufactures, diseases and method of cure, and other particulars, sufficient to render it a complete Indian system : with observations on former historians, the conduct of our colony governors, superintendents, missionaries, &c. : also an appendix, containing a description of the Floridas, and the Missis[s]ippi lands, with their productions--the benefits of colonizing Georgiana, and civilizing the Indians--and the way to make all the colonies more valuable to the mother country : with a new map of the country referred to in the history"--Title page of original edition
  • Digitally produced reprint of work originally published: London : Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, 1775
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913544661
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Digitally printed version.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9781108060189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)913544661

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