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Author Denson, Andrew.

Title Demanding the Cherokee Nation : Indian autonomy and American culture, 1830-1900 / Andrew Denson
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2004]
©2004
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Description 1 online resource (327 pages)
Series Indians of the Southeast
Indians of the Southeast.
Contents Introduction: A Cherokee literature of Indian nationhood -- The long and intimate connection -- The Civil War and Cherokee nationhood -- The Cherokees' peace policy -- The Okmulgee Council -- The Indian international fairs -- Demagogues, political bummers, scalawags, and railroad corporations -- This new phase of the Indian question
Summary Demanding the Cherokee Nation examines nineteenth-century Cherokee political rhetoric to address an enigma in American Indian history: the contradiction between the sovereignty of Indian nations and the political weakness of Indian communities. Making use of a rich collection of petitions, appeals, newspaper editorials, and other public records, Andrew Denson describes the ways in which Cherokees represented their people and their nation to non-Indians after their forced removal to Indian Territory in the 1830s. He argues that Cherokee writings on nationhood document a decades-long effort by tribal leaders to find a new model for American Indian relations in which Indian nations could coexist with a modernizing United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Cherokee Nation -- History -- 19th century.
Cherokee Indians -- Government relations.
Cherokee Indians -- Politics and government.
Self-determination, National -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080320471X (electronic bk.)
1280374365
9780803204713 (electronic bk.)
9781280374364
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)