Hist Arch (2017) 51:591–592 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41636-017-0067-6 BOOK REVIEW Fit for War: Sustenance and Order in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Catawba Nation Mary Elizabeth Fitts, University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 2017. 356 pp., 75 figs., 24 tables, index. $79.95 cloth Timothy K. Perttula Accepted: 3 October 2017 /Published online: 19 October 2017 Society for Historical Archaeology 2017 Mary Elizabeth Fitts’s book on the Catawba Nation in and community organization at Nation Ford. In the the mid-18th century is an excellent new edition to the first part, Fitts considers how and why the Catawba Ripley P. Bullen Series of the Florida Museum of Nat- adopted a militaristic strategy as early as the late ural History published by the University of Florida 17th century. She questions how their serving as Press. The Catawba Nation was an important player in auxiliaries in the Carolina colonies during a period the developing relationships between Native American of settlement aggregation provided security for the groups in the Southeast and British colonial govern- Nation, and also contributed to their ability to mo- ments from ca. 1675 and the late 18th century. Despite bilize warriors during military operations. Indeed, a smallpox epidemic, the slave trade, the Yamasee War, the Catawba men
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