Choctaw Women in a Chaotic World

Choctaw Women in a Chaotic World

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qPesantubbee draws on oral history, religious practices, archaeology, mythology, and documentary sources to expand our understanding of the concept of qbeloved woman.q She examines the women's role in Choctaw funeral traditions well into the nineteenth century as an example of the ways in which women continued to carry out beloved functions in the face of drastic changes in gender roles.q--Jacket.As Choctaw and other native people depleted the game animals in their areas, they had to travel farther and farther to hunt. In the 1730s Choctaw hunters from Shumotakali set up their camps about two miles from town. By the end of theanbsp;...

Title:Choctaw Women in a Chaotic World
Author:Michelene E. Pesantubbee
Publisher:UNM Press - 2005


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