Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: "'Wretched Vassals' and 'True Subjects': Apalachees and Chickahominies in a Colonial World" by Bradley J. Dixon, University of Texas at Austin

Mon, April 29, 2019 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This paper explores some of the principles in common between the tributary regime in Virginia and Florida’s república de Indios or “Republic of Indians” during the seventeenth century. Both shared legal aspirations in common—equal treatment of Indians and colonists, guarantees for the security of Indian goods and persons, some protections against enslavement—that were as much the result of insistent indigenous political action as shared Old-World intellectual inheritances and exchanges among Englishmen and Spaniards.

Brad Dixon received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2018 for his dissertation, “Republic of Indians: Law, Politics, and Empire in the North American Southeast, 1585-1715.” His work has received support from the Social Science Research Council, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, the John Carter Brown Library, and the North Caroliniana Society. Brad has published book chapters and articles, and has presented at numerous conferences, including as a co-organizer of the “Entangled Histories of the Early Modern British and Iberian Empires” workshop held at UT.

Read more about Dr. Dixon and his work at:

Nakia D. Parker
Ph.D. Candidate in History
University of Texas at Austin

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email by 9 a.m., Friday, April 26.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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