The Imperial Osages: Spanish-Indian Diplomacy in the Mississippi Valley provides a thorough study of the Osage tribe under the Spanish rule (1765-1800). Here is a brief overview of The Imperial Osages: Spanish-Indian Diplomacy in the Mississippi Valley.
Author: Abraham P. Nasatir and Gilbert C. Din
Publisher: University of Oklahoma (1983)
The Imperial Osages: Spanish-Indian Diplomacy in the Mississippi Valley is the culmination of a lifetime of research by its senior author, Abraham P. Nasatir. In 1924-25, Nasatir spent the entire academic year in the archives of France and Spain researching materials to continue his work on the Spanish period in Louisiana – the subject of his doctoral dissertation. This book is filled with invaluable references for additional understanding of the interactions between the native Osage tribe and the colonial Spanish.
About the Authors: Abraham P. Nasatir and Gilbert C. Din
Abraham P. Nasatir (1903-1991) was an American educator and historian who specialized in early California and the Mississippi Valley areas. He was named Distinguished Professor of the California State College System. He received the Henry R. Wagner Medal of Honor. He presided over the international chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honor society.
Gilbert C. Din was a professor emeritus of history at Fort Lewis College (Colorado). He is the author of Spaniards, Planters, and Slaves: The Spanish Regulation of Slavery in Louisiana, 1763-1803, which won the General L. Kemper and Leila Williams Award for the best book on Louisiana history. He has written several other books on Spanish immigration to the United States and the subsequent colonization.
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