Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections & Rare Books is pleased to exhibit materials from various collections depicting the history and culture of Native Americans.

The history of the American Indians; particularly those nations adjoining to the Missisippi [sic] East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: containing an account of their origin, language, manners, religious and civil customs, laws, form of government, punishments, conduct in war and domestic life, their habits, diet, agriculture, manufactures, diseases and method of cure … / James Adair. London, E. and C. Dilly, 1775.

James Adair was born in County Antrim, Ireland and journeyed to America by 1735 where he became a pioneer, Indian trader, and author. He lived with and traded with the Catawbas and Cherokees; finally establishing himself among the Chickasaws of Mississippi.

Detail of Map:

original on view :

Celebrate Native American Heritage
an exhibit
November – December 2009
Second Floor Lobby, Main Building
Jackson Library

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