Cultural Encounters in the Early South


Indians and Europeans in Arkansas
Compiled by Jeannie M. Whayne
240 pages
978-1-55728-394-8 (cloth)
July 1995


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These stories of unique and distinct peoples, their interactions, and their influences on Arkansas and the South fill a void in the literature examining French and Spanish encounters with the Indians. Using historical, anthropological, and archaeological approaches, these essays collectively cover the European-Indian experience in the region, from DeSoto’s first contact in 1541 through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

“…a well-conceived, well- written, and imaginatively researched effort worthy of a much larger market”
Journal of Southern History

“Altogether, this is a first rate anthology. The compiler, Jeannie Whayne … has done a fine job of putting together an essential book for the study of Arkansas in the colonial period. It is a work of importance to not only those who study Arkansas but to anyone interested in Native American and Euro-Americans in colonial North America.”
Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Certificate of Commendation, American Association of State and Local History

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