Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835
Theda Perdue examines the roles and responsibilities of Cherokee women during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a time of intense cultural change. While building on the research of earlier historians, she develops a uniquely complex view of the effects of contact on Native gender relations, arguing that Cherokee conceptions of gender persisted long after contact. Maintaining traditional gender roles actually allowed Cherokee women and men to adapt to new circumstances and adopt new industries and practices.
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A comprehensive look at the life and roles of women within the Cherokee tribe. I found this book invaluable in my understanding of Cherokee culture and can use the knowledge that I've gain to put my ... Read full review
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