O'Brien, Greg

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Sons of Selu: masculinity and gendered power in Cherokee society, 1775-1846 2017 2045 My study analyzes moments of conflict and gender crisis in Cherokee society from 1775-1846; moments when balance and harmony were threatened, and the efforts by Cherokee men to either reestablish a balance between men and women or harmony between men...
Little Tallassee: a Creek Indian colonial town 2019 812 This dissertation explores the role of the Upper Creek Indian town of Little Tallassee in Creek History, beginning with the town’s origins during the 1740s and 1750s and ending with its decline in the late 1780s and early 1790s. Little Tallassee is a...
Crime, justice, and order in the North Carolina Piedmont, 1760-1806 2019 1074 This dissertation examines crime and disorder in the North Carolina Piedmont between 1760 and 1806, exploring the ways that criminal justice and the law were enforced in the region. It is rooted in an analysis of the colonial and state Superior Court...
Troubled voices : Choctaws in mass deportation and ethnic cleansing 2021 390 This dissertation is a re-examination of the removal of the Choctaws from Mississippi during the 1830s, through an ethnohistorical lens. It traces the removal process through the divergent perspectives, voices, and experiences of the Choctaws themsel...
Amid Hostilities and Destruction: North Carolina Women and Their Impact on the American Revolution 2012 2409 The War for American Independence affected North Carolina women with the war’s brutality and hardship, and the disruption of their lives. During the years of 1780-1781, the British and American armies foraged for supplies on small farms, involved wo...
“The three rivers have talked”: the Creek Indians and community politics in the Native South, 1753-1821 2016 3069 This dissertation is a political history of the Creek Indians spanning the years between the conclusion of the Creek-Cherokee War in 1753 and the Creek Redstick migration to Florida. That migration came to a conclusion in 1821, when the United States...
"O’er mountains and rivers": Community and commerce in the Greenbrier Valley in the Late Eighteenth century 2018 2080 In the eighteenth-century Greenbrier River Valley of present-day West Virginia, identity was based on a connection to “place” and the shared experiences of settlement, commerce, and warfare as settlers embraced an identity as Greenbrier residents, Vi...