ERIC Number: ED138411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of the Lower South: Past and Present. Proceedings of the Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference (5th, Pensacola, Florida, February 7-9, 1974).
Mahon, John K., Ed.
A product of the 1974 Fifth Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference, this compilation of 13 essays on American Indians of the South includes the following sections and titles: (1) Teaching the Indian Past in History Courses ("The Southeastern Indian Oral History Program at the University of Florida"; "Notes on the Literature of the Gulf Coast"; and "The White Man's Image of the Indian: A Rebuttal"); (2) American Studies in the Classroom: Problems of Interpretation ("An Overview of Southeastern Indian Culture"; "Indian Studies Must Be More Than an Academic Wild West Show"; "The Effects of Past Indian-White Contacts on Contemporary Indian Studies"; and "A Rationale for Ethnic Studies"); (3) Indians Who Left and Indians Who Stayed in the Southeast ("Lumbee Indians"; "The Folk Culture of the Eastern Creek Indians: Synthesis and Change"; "The Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole Responses to Removal: A Comparison"; "'Drove Off Like Dogs'--Creek Removal"; "Indian Removal and the Attack on Tribal Autonomy: The Cherokee Case"; and "Apaches as Southeastern Indians". Exemplary papers include: a paper discussing sixteenth through eighteenth century caucasian authors writing on Southeast Indians; a paper maintaining that "A study of the culture and traditions of the American Indian can provide meaningful insights for modern man."; and a paper demonstrating that the Cherokee removal destroyed the best model this nation had for Native and non-Native accomodation. (JC)
Descriptors: American History, American Indians, American Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Essays, Ethnic Studies, Historical Criticism, History Instruction, Relocation, Social Change, Tribes
Gulf Coast History & Humanities Conference, John C. Pace Library, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida 32504 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: University of West Florida, Pensacola.
Authoring Institution: Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference, Pensacola, FL.
Identifiers: United States (South); United States (Southeast)