Meherrian, Nottoway, and Saponies, Catawbas
and some Tuscarora allowed tributary status to the English colonial officials settled on reservations.
Merrell, who pioneered a new understanding of Native Americans in books such as The Indians' New World: Catawbas
and Their Neighbors From European Contact Through the Era of Removal (1989), argues that even many of the best-intentioned historians cling to a flawed vocabulary that distorts our view of history.
For instance, unlike the Mandans, Arikaras, and Hidatsas, who retained their individual tribal identities when they coalesced and relocated their villages after 1782, the different groups that came together to form the Catawbas
, Wyandots, Cherokees, and others took on an entirely new identity.
Merrell, The Indians' New World: The Catawbas
and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal (Chapel Hill: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 1989).
Merrel, The Indians' New World : Catawbas
and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal, Institute of Early American History and Culture, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1989 aux pp.
The Isa-bellas are quite ripe and the Catawbas
are coming on finely."
Al tiempo que Steven Baker, una decada despues, relacionaba esos vestigios con los indigenas catawbas
de Carolina del Sur, se estaba excluyendo a los afroamericanos como posibles autores o coparticipes de las manifestaciones artisticas que se integran a esa produccion alfarera.
Simms's inclusion of Creeks, Cherokees, and Catawbas
in his fiction reminds us of the degree to which popular fascination with slavery, blackness, and whiteness has obscured other important parts of the region's past.
(23.) Colonists killed by Yamasee, Creeks, Catawbas
3 Reported by Sammy Fretwell, "Catawbas
Seen as Good Bet," The State 10 (April 1994).
In 1840, South Carolina dispossessed the Catawbas
of their land in York, Chester, and Lancaster counties, promising money and a new reservation in South Carolina.