Dr. Jonathan Bernard Marcoux will be discussing "Documenting Native American Diasporas in the Early Colonial Southeast"
The colonial trade in deerskins and Native American slaves had profound effects on the cultural landscape of the Southeast during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Indeed, this economic system forged a dynamic even chaotic landscape ruptured and dissected by disease, violence, and slavery. In adapting to this new colonial landscape, many southeastern Indian groups employed a combination of migration and social coalescence as a strategy to ameliorate population loss. In this lecture, I explore the diasporic communities that emerged across the colonial Southeast, focusing on how archaeology can contribute to our understanding of these ethnically diverse refugee settlements.
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