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Ref ID: 25250
Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Scarry, John F.
Title: Political Offices and Political Structure: Ethnohistoric and Archaeological Perspectives on the Native Lords of Apalachee
Date: 1992
Source: Lords of the Southeast: Social Inequality and the Native Elites of Southeastern North America
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Abstract: Ethnohistoric accounts of the Apalachee provide information about native political structure, and describe offices with a variety of political, military, and religious duties. Unfortunately, the Apalachee were transformed by incorporation into the Spanish colonial system, and the degree to which named offices correspond to precontact offices is unknown. Archaeological data suggest the existence of several offices in the late prehistoric Apalachee chiefdom, although we cannot address the nature and scope of authority and power tied to those offices. Although archaeological data provide little insight here, theoretical models suggest that the historic offices could have existed in similar form before contact.
Identifier: 0-913167-48-7
Date Created: 7/16/2019
Editors: Barker, Alex W.
Pauketat, Timothy R.
Number: 3
Page Start: 163
Page End: 184
Series Editor: Fitzhugh, William W.
Series Title: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association