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Race and the Cherokee Nation : sovereignty in the nineteenth century / Fay A. Yarbrough.

By: Yarbrough, Fay A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008]Copyright date: ©2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 184 pages) : maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780812290172; 0812290178.Subject(s): Cherokee Indians -- Race identity | Indians of North America -- Mixed descent | African Americans -- Relations with Indians | Slavery -- Southern States -- History | Slavery -- Oklahoma -- History | Ex-slaves of Indian tribes -- Southern States -- History | Ex-slaves of Indian tribes -- Oklahoma -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Race and the Cherokee NationDDC classification: 305.897/557 Other classification: LB 48610 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A moment of inclusion : Molley -- Racial ideology in transition : Shoe Boots -- The 1855 Marriage Law : racial lines harden -- The Civil War : a missed opportunity -- The Cherokee freedmen's story : the Boles family -- Indian slavery and memory : interracial sex from the slaves' perspective -- The fight for recognition continues : Lucy Allen.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-172) and index.

A moment of inclusion : Molley -- Racial ideology in transition : Shoe Boots -- The 1855 Marriage Law : racial lines harden -- The Civil War : a missed opportunity -- The Cherokee freedmen's story : the Boles family -- Indian slavery and memory : interracial sex from the slaves' perspective -- The fight for recognition continues : Lucy Allen.

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The controversy surrounding the status of the Cherokee Freedmen in Oklahoma has come to a very public, embarrassing head recently. This book is a timely endeavor, explaining what led to the modern tumult. Yarbrough (Univ. of Oklahoma) traces changes in Cherokee perceptions of African Americans. After the Civil War, the Nation in Indian Territory was forced to free the slaves, making them tribal citizens, an arrangement that undermined Cherokee sovereignty. Cherokee Freedmen had fewer rights than ethnic Cherokees; there were Freedmen who were ethnically Cherokee (mixed), and ex-slaves from outside the Nation married Freedmen citizens. As with many stories, things became contentious when money entered the picture. Cherokee views on interracial sex came to mirror those of most whites (horror), while many African Americans embraced (an unsupported frequency of) family lore of Cherokee ancestry. The author points out that this explains physical features resulting from white rape of female slaves. In this, the "full-blooded Cherokee grandmother" figure equates with consensual sex. With maps and tables plus copious notes and an explanation of methodology, Yarbrough convincingly marks the path that led to the current legal quagmire. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers through professionals. C. R. Kasee Winston-Salem State University

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Fay Yarbrough teaches history at the University of Oklahoma.

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