Jeff Washburn is currently a PhD student in the Arch Dalryple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi. His primary focus concerns the Chickasaw and their relationship with the United States before Removal. His interests, however, cover the majority of Southeast Indian history, with a focus towards race, gender, and economics from contact until Indian Removal.

Chickasaw Gender Roles and Slavery During the Plan for Civilization

Throughout November 2015, U.S. Studies Online will be publishing a series of posts to mark Native American Heritage Month. In the first post, Jeff Washburn (University of Mississippi) discusses the evolution of gender roles within Chickasaw society during the early 1800s. The founding of the United States altered the relationship… Continue reading