Tuesday, June 11, 2013

In Memoriam: Charles M. Hudson

Anthropologist Charles M. Hudson passed away in Frankfort, Kentucky, this past Sunday at age eighty. He was the preeminent authority on the history and culture of Native Americans in the Southeast and on the impact of the earliest colonial presence in the region—most notably that of Spain.

Hudson's legacy in the eyes of the wider public will be such monumental studies as Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South’s Ancient Chiefdoms and The Southeastern Indians, as well as his leading role in establishing the route of the Hernando de Soto expedition (1539–43) across the Southeast.

Here at the UGA Press, and more behind the scenes, Charlie's manifold contributions are not easily summarized. As an author and editorial board member, as a reader of manuscripts and champion of emerging scholars, he was a true friend of the Press.

Books by Charles Hudson, available from the UGA Press:
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