Includes bibliographical references (pages -155) and index.
1. The Language of Trade -- 2. Walkers Between Two Worlds: Native American Women and Trade -- 3. Mary Musgrove and Nancy Ward: Beloved Women of the Southern Indians -- 4. Trade and Indian Women in Southeastern America, 1700-1783 -- 5. Fur Traders and Indian Agents -- 6. The Price of Wonder: The High Cost of Trade -- 7. Stuart's America: Relations with the Southern Indians During the Superintendency of John Stuart.
An anthropological and sociological study of the intricate diplomatic and economic relationships that characterized British colonial settlement of the southern backcountry, this study looks in particular at the role of Indian women as frontier "diplomats."