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Fit for War – Sustenance and Order in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Catawba Nation - Florida Scholarship Online
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Fit for War: Sustenance and Order in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Catawba Nation

Mary Elizabeth Fitts


In the mid-eighteenth century, the towns of the Catawba Nation were located near Nation Ford, where the main trading path that traversed the southern Appalachian Piedmont crossed the Catawba River. By serving as auxiliaries for the English colonies—particularly South Carolina—Catawba men from these communities had achieved notoriety and helped maintain the political autonomy of the Nation. However, this militaristic strategy precipitated a set of processes that transformed the conditions of daily life near Nation Ford. Two of these processes were settlement aggregation and the incorporation of ... More

Keywords: Catawba Nation, Catawba archaeology, Native auxiliaries, Refugee incorporation, Settlement aggregation, Community identity, Food security, American Indian political autonomy

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400059
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Elizabeth Fitts, author
Chapel Hill, NC

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