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Title The history of the American Indians; particularly those nations adjoining to the Missisippi [!] East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia
Author Adair, James (c.1709-c.1783)
Date 1775
Document Type Rare Book
Region Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia; Florida
Keywords Native Americans, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, customs, cultural contact, clothing, religion, folklore, language, dances, disease, crops, farming, family life, missionaries, government, housing, Mexico, war, French and Indian Wars
Theme Native Americans
Publisher Edward and Charles Dilly
Place of Publication London
Additional Information Full title: "The history of the American Indians; particularly those nations adjoining to the Missisippi [!] East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: 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 ... 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 Missisippi [!] 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".

From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Adair's work is difficult to appraise because of his theories regarding the Jewish origin of the Native Americans. Nevertheless, he was an intelligent observer. Vail calls it a "standard work," and Swanton considers it "basal" to everything in the Southeast. Concerns the period "since 1735"."

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 10
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue