Miles, Tiya.

Ties That Bind : The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom - 2nd ed. - Berkeley : University of California Press, 2015. - 1 online resource (417 p.) - eBooks on Demand American Crossroads . - American Crossroads .

Cover; Ties That Bind; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; SHOEBOOTS FAMILY TREE; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; PART ONE BONE OF MY BONE: SLAVERY, RACE, AND NATION-EAST; 1. Captivity; 2. Slavery; 3. Motherhood; 4. Property; 5. Christianity; 6. Nationhood; 7. Gold Rush; PART TWO OF BLOOD AND BONE: FREEDOM, KINSHIP, AND CITIZENSHIP-WEST; 8. Removal; 9. Capture; 10. Freedom; Epilogue: Citizenship; Coda: The Shoeboots Family Today; APPENDIX 1. RESEARCH METHODS AND CHALLENGES APPENDIX 2. DEFINITION AND USE OF TERMSAPPENDIX 3. CHEROKEE NAMES AND MISTAKEN IDENTITIES; APPENDIX 4. PRIMARY SOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY; NOTES; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

This beautifully written book, now in its second edition, tells the haunting saga of a quintessentially American family. In the late 1790s, Shoe Boots, a famed Cherokee warrior and successful farmer, acquired an African slave named Doll. Over the next thirty years, Shoe Boots and Doll lived together as master and slave and also as lifelong partners who, with their children and grandchildren, experienced key events in American history-including slavery, the Creek War, the founding of the Cherokee Nation and subsequent removal of Native Americans along the Trail of Tears, and the Civil War. This

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African Americans -- Georgia.
African Americans -- Kinship -- Georgia.
Blacks -- Georgia -- Relations with Indians.
Cherokee Indians -- History -- 19th century.
Cherokee Indians -- Kinship.
Cherokee Indians -- Mixed descent.
Indian slaves -- Georgia -- History -- 19th century.


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