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Spain's war to gain control of all of La Louisiane (1779±83) was reexamined during the bicentennial of those events in a number of short volumes and lesser studies. Wright (1975) has largely replaced Caughey (1934) as an account of Bernardo de GaÂlvez's campaigns against British West Florida. Light T. Cummins (1991) offers a different perspective on Spain's policy toward both its British adversary and the United States (with which it was not allied). Cummins shows that Spain developed as efficient an information-gathering network centered on Havana and New Orleans as the communications technologies of the time allowed and kept particular watch on Americans' ambitions to gain the old Southwest (the Mississippi and the Gulf Coast in particular), using agents accredited to the Continental Congress.

Pensacola: University of West Florida Press. Deagan, Kathleen A. 1985: Spanish±Indian Interaction in Sixteenth-Century Florida and Hispaniola. In William W. ), Cultures in Contact: The Impact of European Contacts on Native American Cultural Institutions, AD 1000±1800. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 281±318. Dowd, Gregory Evans 1992: A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745±1815. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Dowd, Gregory Evans 1998: ``Insidious Friends'': Gift Giving and the Cherokee±British Alliance in the Seven Years' War.

J. Russell Snapp finds that the Indians of the South Carolina lowcountry were too numerically insignificant in the 1670s for the English to bother making peace with them. Only after the Yamasee War did the colonists, in self-defense, take steps to reduce the level of Indian exploitation, and even then, ``a new generation of traders operated on the 18 AMY TURNER BUSHNELL middle ground much more effectively than government'' (Snapp 1996: 8±20). In the later councils between South Carolina and the Cherokees, M.

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