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Title The search for Mabila [electronic resource] : the decisive battle between Hernando de Soto and Chief Tascalusa / edited by Vernon James Knight, Jr.

Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 277 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note Papers originally delivered at the conference "The Search for Mabila : A Three-Day Multidisciplinary Workshop", held at the University of Alabama, Sept. 28-30, 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-266) and index.
Contents An account of the Battle of Mabila, by an eyewitness / Luys Hernández de Biedma, translated and edited by John E. Worth -- The Battle of Mabila in historical perspective / Lawrence A. Clayton -- How historical are the de Soto chronicles? / George E. Lankford -- The de Soto map and the luna narratives: an overview of other sixteenth-century sources / Kathryn E. Holland Braund -- A review of de Soto's itinerary between Talisi and Apafalaya / Vernon James Knight jr. -- The village of Mabila: archaeological expectations / Ned J. Jenkins -- What Indian pottery of sixteenth-century central Alabama looks like and why it matters / Amanda L. Regnier -- What do Spanish expeditionary artifacts of circa 1540 look like and how often are they preserved? / Gregory A. Waselkove -- The present state of archaeological survey and site file data for the Alabama River and adjacent regions / Craig T. Sheldon jr. -- The United States and Alabama de Soto commissions / Douglas E. Jones -- Seeking methods that work / Vernon James Knight jr. -- A comparative analysis of the de Soto accounts on the route and events at Mabila / Robbie Ethridge [and others] -- The Battle of Mabila: competing narratives / Kathryn E. Holland Braund -- Tracing De Soto's trail to Mabila / Eugene M. Wilson, Douglas E. Jones, and Neal G. Lineback -- The archaeology of Mabila's cultural landscape / Gregory A. Waselkov, Linda Derry, and Ned J. Jenkins.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Summary One of the most profound events in sixteenth-century North America was a ferocious battle between the Spanish army of Hernando de Soto and a larger force of Indian warriors under the leadership of a feared chieftain named Tascalusa. The site of this battle was a small fortified border town within an Indian province known as Mabila. Although the Indians were defeated, the battle was a decisive blow to Spanish plans for the conquest and settlement of what is now the southeastern United States. For in that battle, De Soto's army lost its baggage, including all proofs of the richness of the landp.
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Subject Soto, Hernando de, approximately 1500-1542 -- Congresses.
Tuskaloosa, Chief -- Congresses.
Soto, Hernando de, approximately 1500-1542 -- Congresses -- Congresses.
Tuskaloosa, Chief -- Congresses -- Congresses.
Soto, Hernando de, approximately 1500-1542.
Tuskaloosa, Chief.
Mabila, Battle of (Alabama : 1540)
Mabila, Battle of, Ala., 1540 -- Congresses.
Choctaw Indians -- First contact with Europeans -- Congresses.
Spaniards -- Southern States -- Antiquities.
Choctaw Indians -- Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Alabama.
Southern States -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish -- Congresses.
Chronological Term 1500-1599
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Knight, Vernon J.
Other Form: Print version: Search for Mabila. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2009 (DLC) 2008050482
ISBN 9780817382421 (electronic)
0817382429 (electronic)
9780817316594 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0817316590 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780817355425 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0817355421 (pbk. ; alk. paper)