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The Resource Race and the Cherokee Nation : sovereignty in the nineteenth century, Fay A. Yarbrough

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

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Race and the Cherokee Nation : sovereignty in the nineteenth century
Title
Race and the Cherokee Nation
Title remainder
sovereignty in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Fay A. Yarbrough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We believe by blood only," said a Cherokee resident of Oklahoma, speaking to reporters in 2007 after voting in favor of the Cherokee Nation constitutional amendment limiting its membership. In an election that made headlines around the world, a majority of Cherokee voters chose to eject from their tribe the descendants of the African American freedmen Cherokee Indians had once enslaved. Because of the unique sovereign status of Indian nations in the United States, legal membership in an Indian nation can have real economic benefits. In addition to money, the issues brought forth in this election have racial and cultural roots going back before the Civil War. Race and the Cherokee Nation examines how leaders of the Cherokee Nation fostered a racial ideology through the regulation of interracial marriage. By defining and policing interracial sex, nineteenth-century Cherokee lawmakers preserved political sovereignty, delineated Cherokee identity, and established a social hierarchy. Moreover, Cherokee conceptions of race and what constituted interracial sex differed from those of blacks and whites. Moving beyond the usual black/white dichotomy, historian Fay A. Yarbrough places American Indian voices firmly at the center of the story, as well as contrasting African American conceptions and perspectives on interracial sex with those of Cherokee Indians. For American Indians, nineteenth-century relationships produced offspring that pushed racial and citizenship boundaries. Those boundaries continue to have an impact on the way individuals identify themselves and what legal rights they can claim today
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yarbrough, Fay A
Dewey number
305.897/557
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
E99.C5
LC item number
Y37 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Ex-slaves of Indian tribes
  • Ex-slaves of Indian tribes
  • Southern States
  • Oklahoma
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • Ex-slaves of Indian tribes
  • Indians of North America
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Oklahoma
  • Southern States
  • Sklaverei
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Cherokee
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Race and the Cherokee Nation : sovereignty in the nineteenth century, Fay A. Yarbrough
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
874143752
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 184 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812290172
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812290172
Other physical details
maps
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22573/ctt580b43
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874143752
Label
Race and the Cherokee Nation : sovereignty in the nineteenth century, Fay A. Yarbrough
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
874143752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812290172
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812290172
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt580b43
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874143752

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