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The Resource Serving the nation : Cherokee sovereignty and social welfare, 1800-1907, Julie L. Reed

Serving the nation : Cherokee sovereignty and social welfare, 1800-1907, Julie L. Reed

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Serving the nation : Cherokee sovereignty and social welfare, 1800-1907
Title
Serving the nation
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Cherokee sovereignty and social welfare, 1800-1907
Statement of responsibility
Julie L. Reed
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Language
eng
Summary
"Well before the creation of the United States, the Cherokee people administered their own social policy{u2014}a form of what today might be called social welfare{u2014}based on matrilineal descent, egalitarian relations, kinship obligations, and communal landholding. The ethic of gadugi, or work coordinated for the social good, was at the heart of this system. Serving the Nation explores the role of such traditions in shaping the alternative social welfare system of the Cherokee Nation, as well as their influence on the U.S. government{u2019}s social policies. Faced with removal and civil war in the early and mid-nineteenth century, the Cherokee Nation asserted its right to build institutions administered by Cherokee people, both as an affirmation of their national sovereignty and as a community imperative. The Cherokee Nation protected and defended key features of its traditional social service policy, expanded social welfare protections to those deemed Cherokee according to citizenship laws, and modified its policies over time to continue fulfilling its people's expectations. Julie L. Reed examines these policies alongside public health concerns, medical practices, and legislation defining care and education for orphans, the mentally ill, the differently abled, the incarcerated, the sick, and the poor. Changing federal and state policies and practices exacerbated divisions based on class, language, and education, and challenged the ability of Cherokees individually and collectively to meet the social welfare needs of their kin and communities. The Cherokee response led to more centralized national government solutions for upholding social welfare and justice, as well as to the continuation of older cultural norms. Offering insights gleaned from reconsidered and overlooked historical sources, this book enhances our understanding of the history and workings of social welfare policy and services, not only in the Cherokee Nation but also in the United States."--Publisher's description
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1976-
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Reed, Julie L.
Dewey number
975.004/97557
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C5
LC item number
R359 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in Native American studies
Series volume
volume 14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Sovereignty
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Sovereignty
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Serving the nation : Cherokee sovereignty and social welfare, 1800-1907, Julie L. Reed
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Copyright
Note
"Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-341) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Taking care of our own, 1800-1829 -- The crises of the removal era, 1830-1860 -- The Civil War and Reconstruction Treaty, 1860-1868 -- Strengthening our institutions, 1869-1877 -- Institutional lives, 1877-1880 -- "We will solve the Indian problem," 1880-1893 -- Talking back to our civilized nation, 1893-1898 -- Social services and tribal sovereignty, 1898-1907
Control code
923651145
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 356 pages
Isbn
9780806152240
Lccn
2015034585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026013204
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)923651145
Label
Serving the nation : Cherokee sovereignty and social welfare, 1800-1907, Julie L. Reed
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taking care of our own, 1800-1829 -- The crises of the removal era, 1830-1860 -- The Civil War and Reconstruction Treaty, 1860-1868 -- Strengthening our institutions, 1869-1877 -- Institutional lives, 1877-1880 -- "We will solve the Indian problem," 1880-1893 -- Talking back to our civilized nation, 1893-1898 -- Social services and tribal sovereignty, 1898-1907
Control code
923651145
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 356 pages
Isbn
9780806152240
Lccn
2015034585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026013204
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)923651145

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