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Title Fit for war : sustenance and order in the mid-eighteenth-century Catawba Nation / Mary Elizabeth Fitts.
Imprint Gainesville : University of Florida Press, 2017.
©2017

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Description 1 online resource
Series Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen series
Ripley P. Bullen series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Catawba Indians -- Catawba River Valley (N.C. and S.C.) -- History.
Indians of North America -- Catawba River Valley (N.C. and S.C.) -- History.
Catawba River Valley (N.C. and S.C.) -- Antiquities.
United States -- Catawba River Valley.
Genre History.
Contents Introduction -- An ethnohistory of Catawba militarism -- Carolina -- Catawba -- "So warlike a disposition" -- Foodways and community organization at Nation Ford -- Hilly land -- Working groups and fashion signals -- Provisioning the nation -- Conclusion.
Summary This study reveals how Catawba settlement aggregation, refugee incorporation, and political coalescence affected the scale of interaction networks and communities in the lower Catawba River valley. It also defines the crucial strategies employed in response to food security crises, daily life, and the roles of both men and women. This study highlights the double-edged nature of strategies available to American Indian groups seeking to maintain political autonomy in early colonial period contexts.
Other Title Print version: Fitts, Mary Elizabeth. Fit for war. Gainesville : University of Florida Press, 2017 9781683400059