Pioneer Trail (Continued): The Southeastern Marshy Swamp Dwellers

Updated: Sep 14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCfdQpqGRsg

A relatively thorough summary of the early colonial history of the southeastern US, in a region inhabited mostly by Spaniards and what became known as the Five Civilized Tribes. The swampy lands were sparsely inhabited but fiercely contested until Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act turned the native residents of the south into immigrant Indians, and allowed foreign settlers to establish a slave-based southern plantation economy all the way from the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida to the Mississippi River.


(Note this particular chapter includes some complicated history facts for the uninitiated in American history. But images and music help guide the viewer. Best if viewed on HD TV.)