To Marry an Indian: The Marriage of Harriett Gold and Elias Boudinot in Letters, 1823-1839

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Theresa Strouth Gaul, Elias Boudinot, Harriett Gold Boudinot
University of North Carolina Press, 2005 - History - 222 pages
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When nineteen-year-old Harriett Gold, from a prominent white family in Cornwall, Connecticut, announced in 1825 her intention to marry a Cherokee man, her shocked family initiated a spirited correspondence debating her decision to marry an Indian. Eventua

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It might as well be a brief epistolary novel, this sad story told in letters of a star-cross'd early 19th-century affair between Harriet Gold, a young Connecticut white woman, and Elias Boudinot, a ... Read full review

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Theresa Strouth Gaul is associate professor of English at Texas Christian University.

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