University of Oklahoma Press
“Stories matter,” writes Gregory D. Smithers, an uncontroversial but important opening given the scope of the work that follows in Native Southerners. Smithers ranges from prehistoric settlement to the removal crises of the 1830s, taking an ambitiously inclusive approach to the Southeast’s diverse Native communities. He introduces readers to the Native South as defined by indigenous words, actions, historical consciousness, and identity. Native Southerners conveys the tremendous changes wrought through Euro-American colonialism and Native adaptation, and just as importantly, continuities, all in a narrative driven by Native agency
"Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss1/8