Jason W Herbert
I am a historian interested in the social, cultural, and political relationships between Southeastern American Indians, Europeans, and Africans in the 18th and early 19th centuries. I want to understand the dynamics at play within Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokee societies as they confronted changes brought about by European and African contact. My master's thesis traced the roots and consequences of the Creek-Choctaw War of 1766. Moving forward I am keen to see how Creek Indians positioned themselves as members not only of the American Southeast, but as part of the larger Atlantic World.