Title

A Pattern of Violence: Muscogee (Creek Indian) Women in the Eighteenth Century and Today’s MMIWG – The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-23-2020

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Historian

Source ISSN

0018-2370

Abstract

This article details how the current epidemic of violence against Indigenous women in North America – as well as Native-led movements like Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) – is connected to and rooted in the historical past. Using the case of the Muscogee (Creek) peoples and their interactions with the Spanish, French, English, and Americans in the eighteenth-century, this manuscript grapples with the acts of sexual violence enacted by Euro-Americans, how Muscogee men and women responded to such violence, and the legacies of such violence today. The author intends to spark a conversation among historians, particularly scholars of the American South, to finally extend the conversations about sexual violence to the history of Indigenous Peoples.

Comments

Historian, Vol. 82, No. 3 (October 23, 2020): 346-362. DOI.

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