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Hidden Histories A Historical Archaeology Approach to the The Tabby House Ruins at Desoto National Memorial Park

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003578/00001

Material Information

Title: Hidden Histories A Historical Archaeology Approach to the The Tabby House Ruins at Desoto National Memorial Park
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Svekis, Sherry Robinson
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Manatee River
Bradenton, FL
Tabby
Bunce
Rancho
Angola
Angulo
DeSoto
National Park
Archaeology
History
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This historical archaeological study examines the Tabby House Ruins at De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, Florida. By employing the notion of ambiguity to link the documentary and archaeological records it attempts to identify the occupation period of the site and illuminate the dynamic history of the Manatee River. This thesis addresses several issues of import to historical archaeologists including the nature and creation of public memory and the notion of the contested nature of the past. Both local histories and National Park Service interpretative signs have contributed to the public memory of the Tabby House Ruins. The Anglo-American settlers did not document the prior existence of Native American or African American communities on the landscape. These misrepresentations still endure; they are perpetuated because our preconceptions of the past influence the questions that we ask and the histories we conceive of as possible. There is strong evidence for site occupation as early as 1817. This thesis demonstrates the need for further archaeological research and for changing the nature of interpretation at the Tabby House Ruins. Presenting the ruins as the site of a dynamic history would be a first step towards creating a new, more inclusive, public memory.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sherry Robinson Svekis
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Baram, Uzi

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 S96
System ID: NCFE003578:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003578/00001

Material Information

Title: Hidden Histories A Historical Archaeology Approach to the The Tabby House Ruins at Desoto National Memorial Park
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Svekis, Sherry Robinson
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Manatee River
Bradenton, FL
Tabby
Bunce
Rancho
Angola
Angulo
DeSoto
National Park
Archaeology
History
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This historical archaeological study examines the Tabby House Ruins at De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, Florida. By employing the notion of ambiguity to link the documentary and archaeological records it attempts to identify the occupation period of the site and illuminate the dynamic history of the Manatee River. This thesis addresses several issues of import to historical archaeologists including the nature and creation of public memory and the notion of the contested nature of the past. Both local histories and National Park Service interpretative signs have contributed to the public memory of the Tabby House Ruins. The Anglo-American settlers did not document the prior existence of Native American or African American communities on the landscape. These misrepresentations still endure; they are perpetuated because our preconceptions of the past influence the questions that we ask and the histories we conceive of as possible. There is strong evidence for site occupation as early as 1817. This thesis demonstrates the need for further archaeological research and for changing the nature of interpretation at the Tabby House Ruins. Presenting the ruins as the site of a dynamic history would be a first step towards creating a new, more inclusive, public memory.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sherry Robinson Svekis
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Baram, Uzi

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 S96
System ID: NCFE003578:00001

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