The Forgotten Centuries: Indians and Europeans in the American South, 1521-1704 edited by Charles Hudson and Carmen Chaves Tesser (review)

The Forgotten Centuries: Indians and Europeans in the American South, 1521-1704 edited by Charles Hudson and Carmen Chaves Tesser (University of Georgia Press, 1994)

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The Forgotten Centuries: Indians and Europeans in the American South, 1521-1704 edited by Charles Hudson and Carmen Chaves Tesser (review)

by Sarah H. Hill
Southern Cultures, Vol. 3, No. 1: Spring 1997

University of Georgia Press, 1994

In this rich and dense volume, Charles Hudson and Carmen Chaves Tesser have brought together anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians to reconstruct the world of southeastern interior American Indians in die two centuries between initial Spanish contact and the English founding of Charles Town. These are forgotten centuries, according to the editors, that are missing from surveys of American history as well as from the memories of eighteenth-century southeastern natives. While the latter is an assumption that cannot be tested, the former is regrettably true. The editors attribute such pervasive historical amnesia to diverse sources, including the bias of Anglocentric historians, special research problems associated widi records of these two centuries, and a traditional lack of collaboration between anthropologists and historians. This publication brings to the forefront the forgotten centuries of Native and European American history and renders obsolete the tide of the book. The volume is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of the American South.