Eric J. Toups
- Native American History
- French Atlantic
- U.S. Colonial
My research will examine a tumultuous period in Indigenous North America in the mid-eighteenth century. I will focus on the period of intermittent conflict that encompassed territory from the Ohio River to the Mississippi and the Indigenous tribes who controlled or navigated these circumstances.
I will discuss how the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and other tribes interacted with each other and with the European powers lurking on their fringes. My intent is to create an historical narrative centering on the choices and actions undertaken by these tribes and the changes they subsequently underwent.
- BA History, Louisiana State University, 2016
- MA History, University of Maine, 2019