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From: David F. Herr, St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 7:14 AM
Subject: Southeastern Indian Conference
Subject: SOUTHEASTERN INDIANS AND MIXED RACE IDENTITIES
Saturday, February 8, 2003
Symposium on Georgia History
Sponsored by the Consortium on Georgia History
and the University of Georgia in Athens
Morning Program Chapel, North Campus, University of Georgia
Registration (10-10:30 a.m.)
Keynote Presentations (10:30 a.m. to noon)
Theda Perdue, Department of History, University of North Carolina
Claudio Saunt, Department of History, University of Georgia
Lunch - Downtown (on your own)
Afternoon Program Chapel, North Campus, University of Georgia
Panel Discussion (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Four scholars from the UGA faculty who work in various areas of Native
American studies will respond to the papers given by Professors Perdue and
Saunt, who will participate in the discussion as well.
Timothy B. Powell, English (Moderator)
Charles M. Hudson, Anthropology
Jace Weaver, Religion
Bridget L. Anderson, English and Linguistics
Free and Open to the Public.
This year's Consortium visits the lovely North Campus of the University of
Georgia to explore new questions emerging on mixed race identity among the
Creeks and Cherokees, through the recent work of two distinguished
historians at work on those issues and through discussion with Native
American scholars on the UGA faculty.
Noted scholar of the Cherokee, Professor Theda Perdue of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, replaces prevailing historical
interpretations based on notions of "blood" with traditional Indian cultural
values to explain relations among the Native Americans, Europeans, and
Africans. A Georgia native and UGA PhD, Perdue has published a number of
books including Cherokee Women: Gender and Cultural Change, 1700-1835 and
Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society, 1540-1866. Her new book is
"Mixed Blood" Indians: Racial Construction in the Early South, just
published by the University of Georgia Press.
Noted scholar of the Creek, Professor Claudio Saunt of the University of
Georgia, considers the emergence of an elite class of Creeks who prospered
under the market economy in his study, A New Order of Things: Property,
Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816. His current
research follows several generations of a family of Creek who intermarried
with whites and blacks, becoming members of several racial communities in
the 19th and 20th century South.
The Consortium on Georgia History is a collaborative venture of the
departments of history at the University of Georgia, Georgia State
University, Armstrong Atlantic University, Augusta State University's Center
for the Study of Georgia History, Kennesaw State University's Center for
Regional History and Culture, Georgia College & State University's Center
for Georgia Studies, and other institutions.
Professor David Herr
St. Andrews Presbyterian College