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Native American Integration in 19th Century Anglo-American Society: An Archaeological Perspective from Northeastern Texas
Caddo Archeology Journal
This paper will examine the phenomenon of Native American-Anglo-American integration on the frontier of Northeastern Texas during the 19th century. First, a brief overview of the historic setting will be presented on where and how this integration took place and who were the primary players. Second, we discuss the material cultural manifestations of this interaction, and what problems it presents for interpreting the archaeological record. Finally, we conclude that what have been previously described and defined as typical 19th century Anglo-American frontier homesteads of Northeastern Texas warrant a different interpretive perspective, and in fact, many of these "typical" first wave pioneer Anglo-American homesteads may actually represent mestizo occupations.
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