The Cherokee Indian Nation: A Troubled History

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2005 - History - 256 pages
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This important book explores the truth behind the legends, offering new insights into the turbulent history of these Native Americans. The book's readable style will appeal to all those interested in American Indians.

"Any serious historian or reader of Native American literature must add Dr. King's classic book to their collection to appreciate its dimension and quality of research reporting."
--Don Shadburn, Forsyth County News (Cummings, GA)


 

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Contents

The Origins and Development of Cherokee Culture
3
Valentine Museum poster
5
Cherokee burial
6
Regional Developments of the Cherokee Tradition
10
Archaeological phases of the Cherokee tradition
12
Pottery types
14
Boulders
16
Pottery types
18
The Cherokee Frontiers the French Revolution
61
William Augustus Bowles portrait by Thomas Hardy
68
A member of Bowles party painted by William Hodges
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A member of Bowles party painted by William Hodges
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Early NineteenthCentury Cherokee Political Organization
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The Development of Plantation Slavery
110
The Cherokee Nation
129
Postremoval Factionalism in the Cherokee Nation
148

Gorgets
19
Types of burials
21
Boulder mantles
23
Pottery types
25
Pottery types
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The Law of International Homicide
33
Distribution of EighteenthCentury Cherokee Settlements
46
Cherokee Settlements c 172130
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The Origin of the Eastern Cherokees as a Social
164
William Holland Thomas and the Cherokee Claims
181
Observations on Social Change among the Eastern
202
New Militants or Resurrected State? The Five County
223
Cherokee Settlements in Northeast Oklahoma
227
Contributors
247
Cherokee Lower Towns 172181 51
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Duane H. King is director of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina, and he is the editor of the Journal of Cherokee Studies.


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