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Cherokee Thoughts: Honest and Uncensored
     

Cherokee Thoughts: Honest and Uncensored

by Robert J. Conley
 

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ISBN-10: 0806139439

ISBN-13: 2900806139431

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Distinguished novelist Robert J. Conley here examines some of the most interesting facets of the Cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, and even sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his people's history, and what it means to be Cherokee.

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Distinguished novelist Robert J. Conley here examines some of the most interesting facets of the Cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, and even sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his people's history, and what it means to be Cherokee.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900806139431
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii Introduction 3 Indian Casinos 6 Ricochet 15 Stand Watie and the Treaty of 1866 18 Cherokee Wannabes 33 Oklahoma 40 All Indians Are Alike, or "Chiefing" 45 Cherokee Outlaws 49 Grafters, Sooners, and Other Crooks 66 Why the DAR Did Not Like Me 70 Cherokee Women and the Clan System 75 Henry Starr 81 Cherokee Literature 87 Cherokee Celebrities 96 Indian Humor 102 The Five Civilized Tribes 110 Cherokee Names 114 Will Rogers: Cherokee Writer and So Much More 121 Linking Back 129 The Freedmen Controversy 133 John Oskison and Me 145 Cherokee Cards 151 Keetoowah 154 The Dragging Canoe-Nancy Ward Controversy 158 California Cherokees 161 Tribally Specific Historical Fiction 164 Cherokees and Sports 174 Parris: My Cherokee Family 185 Old-Time Cherokee Warriors: Charlie Wickliffe, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Port of Catoosa 190 Notes 193 Index 197

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