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Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America

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A work of original scholarship and compelling sweep, Okfuskee is a community-centered Indian history with an explicitly comparativist agenda. Joshua Piker uses the history of Okfuskee, an eighteenth-century Creek town, to reframe standard narratives of both Native and American experiences.

This unique, detailed perspective on local life in a Native society allows us to t

Paperback, 284 pages
Published September 30th 2006 by Harvard University Press (first published August 30th 2004)
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Okfuskee provides an interesting look at life in an Indian town and how life changed through the encroachment of the British into Colonial America. There has been no study like this that focuses on the town in Indian life. Most Indians focused their unit of organization on the town and Okfuskee provides a unique look at how the town developed. Through not only a macro view looking at European and trade relations but also a microview where the reader can see how Indians interacted with one anothe ...more
Stephanie Marie
This was actually really interesting! The author was able to present his argument without being too dry. This is obviously scholarly writing but it isn't dense enough to make my brain hurt.
A good book if Native Americans are your field of interest. It's not mine so there were parts of the book that seemed to drag and there were some parts that seemed to need more explanation. Had I had more of a background in Native American history or Colonial history, I think this wouldn't be the case. Overall, though, not bad. I certainly learned a great deal about the Creek Indians.
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