Unnamed Mississippi Indians 1

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In both "Delta Autumn" and the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, the texts briefly mention the Indians who once inhabited Mississippi. As the "successors" of the aboriginal inhabitants, they turned the aboriginals' raised refuges from the water into burial mounds, which suggests their inevitable historical fate: all that is left of these Indians in the present are their words as the names of "the little towns" along the river (271, 325). The passage specifically mentions the Choctaw people, in connection with the Yazoo River, "the River of the Dead of the Choctaws" (270, 324).