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Theda Perdue
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)

The Impact of European Trade on Cherokee Society

To study the internal dynamics of Cherokee society during the early 18th century when white traders who settled among the tribe had a profound impact on the economy, social and political organization, and attitudes of the Indians. Because the Cherokees were pre-literate, this study must be pursued in archival material in France, Spain, England, and South Carolina.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977