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Author Weeks, Charles A., 1937-

Title Paths to a middle ground : the diplomacy of Natchez, Boukfouka, Nogales, and San Fernando de las Barrancas, 1791-1795 / Charles A. Weeks
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 292 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Contents; Part II; Maps and Diagrams; Preface; Introduction: An Argument; Part I; 1. Initial and Sustained Contacts in the Gulf South: From Violence to Diplomacy; 2. Forging Diplomatic Paths: Native Participants; 3. Forging Diplomatic Paths: Emergence of a Culture of Diplomacy; 4. The Nogales Dispute, 17911792: Some Immediate Antecedents; 5. Diplomacy of the Nogales Dispute, 17911792; 6. Paths to Boukfouka and the Tombigbee, 17921793; 7. Tangled and Twisted Paths to Nogales; 8. The Nogales Assembly, 1793; 9. PathsRiver and Otherfrom Nogales to San Fernando de las Barrancas
Part III: Documents1. Diary of Gayoso's Journey to Nogales, March 24April 23, 1791; 2. Franchimastab and Taboca to Gayoso, May 14, 1791; 3. Gayoso's Reply to Franchimastab and Taboca, May 28, 1791; 4. Diary of Minor's First Mission to the Choctaws May 30 to June 13, 1791; 5. Gayoso on Minor's Mission to the Choctaws, July 1, 1791; 6. Gayoso to Franchimastab, March 12, 1792; 7. Diary of Stephen Minor's Second Mission to the Ch
Summary Charles Weeks explores the diplomacy of Spanish colonial officials in New Orleans and Natchez in order to establish posts on the Mississippi River and Tombigbee rivers in the early 1790s. Another purpose of this diplomacy, urged by Indian leaders and embraced by Spanish officials, was the formation of a regional Indian confederation that would deter American expansion into Indian lands. Weeks shows how diplomatic relations were established and maintained in the Gulf South between Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Cherokee chiefs and their Spanish counterparts aided by traders who had become integr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-278) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Colonial administrators -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century.
Colonial administrators -- Mississippi -- Natchez -- History -- 18th century.
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1789-1869.
Political culture -- Alabama -- Mobile Region -- History -- 18th century -- Sources
Political culture -- Mississippi -- Natchez Region -- History -- 18th century -- Sources
Spaniards -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century.
Spaniards -- Mississippi -- Natchez -- History -- 18th century.
Mobile Region (Ala.) -- Ethnic relations
Natchez Region (Miss.) -- Ethnic relations
Tombigbee River Region (Miss. and Ala.) -- Ethnic relations
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005002043
ISBN 0817356452
0817385223 (electronic bk.)
9780817385224 (electronic bk.)