Cover: Masters of the Middle Waters: Indian Nations and Colonial Ambitions along the Mississippi, from Harvard University PressCover: Masters of the Middle Waters in HARDCOVER

Masters of the Middle Waters

Indian Nations and Colonial Ambitions along the Mississippi

  • Introduction: Cities of the Living, Cities of the Dead
  • 1. In Cahokia’s Wake
  • 2. Conversions
  • 3. Alliances and Fractures
  • 4. A New World?
  • 5. An Empire of Kin
  • 6. Conquest
  • Conclusion: The Deep History of the Midcontinent
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index

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