"Devastated Indian bands then faced the daunting task of literally reinventing themselves without benefit of accumulated wisdom or kin networks. The decimation and forced migration of native peoples sometimes scrambled them together in wholly new ways. The Catawba nation of the southern piedmont region, for example, was formed from splintered remnants of several different groups uprooted by the shock of the Europeans’ arrival." From the American Pageant by Thomas A. Bailey
According to Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary:
Jumble: to cause (things) to be mixed together in a way that is not neat or orderly
Scramble: to put (parts of something) in the wrong order
I understand here "scramble"means tribes, which were not supposed to be together, were together because of external circumstances.
Would "jumble" be better than "scramble" here? Please comment.