The most complete history of the Mississippi Choctaws from pre-history to their forced removal to Indian Territory in the early nineteenth century
James Taylor Carson is an associate professor of history at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
"A model of clarity and concision." William and Mary Quarterly "Carson provides an unusually balanced and nuanced interpretation of the Choctaws' experience from prehistoric times to the removal from their homeland that began in 1830... This study offers an important corrective to what has been an oversimplified historical picture." Canadian Journal of History "The genius of the work is the author's ability to weave the account of Choctaw history around major themes in Choctaw tradition, or what he calls 'moral economy.' ... It also provides valuable new insights into the dynamics of culture and historical change." The Journal of Southern History