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ISBN

9780803295872

Publication Date

2019

Price

$80.00

Publisher

University of Nebraska Press

Abstract

In his first book, Of One Mind and Of One Government: The Rise and Fall of the Creek Nation in the Early Republic, historian Kevin Kokomoor examines the development of a Creek “nation” between the outset of the American Revolution and the War of 1812. His central argument is that the crisis of U.S. expansion spawned a Creek “nation-state” (19). The administrative unit of this polity was the National Council, which oversaw Creek domestic affairs with “coercive legal authority” (19). In his view, the Creek nation-state represented a departure from long-established “cultural and political traditions,” such as community leadership, local decision-making, and the custom of clan retaliation (19). These traditions had favored clan and town autonomy and were “supposed to bind communities together as a people” (20).

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