A product of a conference on the tercentenary of the Yamasee War in 2015, this collection examines the origins and history of the Yamasees as a distinct group who played an integral role in the history of British Carolina, Spanish La Florida, and the Native Southeast. Thirteen authors from the disciplines of archaeology and history discuss the story of the Yamasees from their ethnogenesis in 1659 through their struggles to survive in the eighteenth century. One hopes that this book will lay the foundation for a full synthesis of Yamasee ethnohistory in the future.

These twelve essays and the introduction collectively illustrate the cultural, diplomatic, economic, ethnic, military, political, and social distinctiveness of the Yamasees from their indigenous neighbors in the Southeast. Like all interdisciplinary anthologies, this work suffers from a lack of a central narrative voice and the difficulties associated...

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