Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America” as Want to Read:
Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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 trul
...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Harvard University Press (first published August 30th 2004)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Okfuskee, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Okfuskee

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-37)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Brian
Nov 02, 2011 Brian rated it liked it
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
Tonya
Sep 03, 2010 Tonya rated it liked it
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.
Stephanie Marie
Apr 15, 2014 Stephanie Marie rated it really liked it
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.
Jennifer Townsend
Oct 18, 2015 Jennifer Townsend rated it did not like it
Shelves: history
Terribly dry and boring
Rachel Jean
Rachel Jean rated it liked it
May 12, 2015
Kenneth
Kenneth rated it it was amazing
Mar 24, 2013
Josh Butler
Josh Butler rated it it was amazing
Feb 20, 2015
Yasaman
Yasaman rated it liked it
Oct 08, 2009
Michael Block
Michael Block rated it it was amazing
Jul 28, 2007
Dana Bosarge carver
Dana Bosarge carver rated it it was amazing
Jan 08, 2014
Bryan
Bryan rated it really liked it
Nov 17, 2014
David Nichols
David Nichols rated it liked it
Feb 15, 2011
Elizabeth Segroves
Elizabeth Segroves rated it it was amazing
Feb 10, 2016
Dawn Malliett
Dawn Malliett rated it liked it
Apr 11, 2013
Stephen
Stephen rated it really liked it
Mar 24, 2012
RoyceFG
RoyceFG rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2017
Ryan
Ryan rated it really liked it
Jun 28, 2013
Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall rated it really liked it
Mar 17, 2016
Andrew Frank
Andrew Frank rated it it was amazing
Dec 29, 2015
Joshua Henderson
Joshua Henderson rated it it was amazing
Apr 27, 2014
Greg Brooking
Greg Brooking rated it it was amazing
Jul 31, 2014
Bradford
Bradford rated it really liked it
Mar 27, 2017
Michaela
Michaela rated it really liked it
Aug 03, 2015
Tree Rings
Tree Rings rated it liked it
Sep 03, 2016
Deena
Deena added it
Jan 28, 2009
Bee
Bee marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2009
Melissa Jean
Melissa Jean marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2012
John
John added it
May 21, 2014
Karyn
Karyn marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2014
Josh Irvin
Josh Irvin marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2016
Rose Alexander
Rose Alexander marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2016
Libby Knight
Libby Knight marked it as to-read
May 31, 2017
Susanna
Susanna marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2017
Bryson Williamson
Bryson Williamson marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book