Blood Matters: The Five Civilized Tribes and the Search for Unity in the Twentieth Century
This study explores how the five tribes of Oklahoma - Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles - strove to achieve political unity within their tribes during the first decades of the 20th century by forging a new sense of people-hood around the idea of blood.
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