Native South

Native South

Edited by Melanie Benson Taylor, Alejandra Dubcovsky, and Rose Stremlau

ISSN 1943-2569

eISSN 2152-4025


Native South challenges scholars of southern history to expand their conception of the field to include more than the black and white post-colonial south that colors much of the historical literature of the region. The journal focuses on the investigation of Southeastern Indian history with the goals of encouraging further study and exposing the influences of Indian people on the wider South.  It does not limit itself to the study of the geographic area that was once encompassed by the Confederacy, but expands its view to the areas occupied by the pre-contact- and the post-contact descendants of the original inhabitants of the South, wherever they may be.

Table Of Contents

Volume 14, 2021

Metawney of Coweta: Creek (Muscogee) Women and Their Eighteenth-Century World
Bryan Rindfleisch

Creoles, Indians, and Raquette in Louisiana
Hans Rasmussen

Negotiating the Royal Proclamation: Shared Legalities and the Ordering of Authority in the Southeastern Borderlands, 1763–1768
Austin Stewart

Brer Rabbit’s Many-Colored Coattails: Disrupting Settler Colonial Fictions in Joel Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus Series
Robyn Johnson

Field Notes
“A Little Indian There”: Henry Louis Gates, DNA, and the Immutability of Lumbee Identity
Brittany D. Hunt

Submissions & Book Reviews

Native South focuses on the investigation of southern Indian history with the goals of encouraging further study and exposing the influences of Indian people on the wider South. It does not limit itself to the study of the geographic area that was once encompassed by the Confederacy but expands its view to the areas occupied by the pre-and post-contact descendants of the original inhabitants of the South, wherever they may be.

The editors intend to investigate southern Indian history in its own right (to encourage the study of southern Indians as worthy subjects of historical inquiry) and to examine the relationships and connections between southern Indians and other Indian and non-Indian peoples, with the ultimate goal to expose the influences of Indian peoples on the South’s history and culture and challenge the conception that southern history is only black and white.

Native South accepts submissions of full-length scholarly article manuscripts of around ten thousand words, as well as shorter essays of six thousand to eight thousand words that highlight ongoing research, salient scholarly issues, or any other aspect of the field focusing on Native peoples in or from the North American South.

A manuscript must be submitted via e-mail as a Word file (double spaced, with 1-inch margins, 12-point font, aligned left). Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Please include with your submission a short biography along with your contact information. All manuscripts are read by outside reviewers.

​Submissions, correspondence, and questions about content should be directed to the executive editor, Melanie B. Taylor, at

Melanie B. Taylor
Native American Studies Program
Dartmouth College
37 North Main St.
HB 6152
Hanover, NH 03755

Editorial Board

Executive Editor
Melanie Benson Taylor
Associate Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Associate Editors
Alejandra Dubcovsky
Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Riverside
Rose Stremlau
Assistant Professor of History, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

Founding Editors
James Taylor Carson
Robbie Ethridge
Greg O’Brien

Editorial Board
Colin G. Calloway
Professor of History and Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College

Patricia Galloway
Professor of Archival Enterprise and Digital Asset Management in the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

LeAnne Howe
Enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Eidson Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, University of Georgia, Athens

Jason Baird Jackson
Associate Professor of Folklore in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and Director of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington

Malinda Maynor Lowery
Member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and Associate Professor of History and Director of the Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Jack B. Martin
Professor of English and Linguistics, College of William and Mary

Timothy R. Pauketat
Archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Daniel H. Usner Jr.
Holland M. McTyeire Professor of History,Vanderbilt University


Editorial Changes
Melanie Benson Taylor, Associate Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, has been named the new Executive Editor of Native South, beginning with Volume 12 (2019). She replaces Greg O'Brien, one of the three founding editors of the journal, who has stepped down from that position. 

Rose Stemlau, Assistant Professor of History at Davidson College, has joined the editorial team as an associate editor. 

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