Redskins, Ruffleshirts, and Rednecks: Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi, 1830-1860

Redskins, Ruffleshirts, and Rednecks: Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi, 1830-1860

by Mary Elizabeth Young
     
 

President Andrew Jackson wanted to secure all 25 million acres east of the Mississippi River. When the indigenous tribes balked, Jackson offered treaties that promised a farm to each of an Indian family in exchange for the remaining land. Mary Elizabeth Young details the repercussions of these treaties for American Indians and Anglo-Indian relations. Few if any

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Overview

President Andrew Jackson wanted to secure all 25 million acres east of the Mississippi River. When the indigenous tribes balked, Jackson offered treaties that promised a farm to each of an Indian family in exchange for the remaining land. Mary Elizabeth Young details the repercussions of these treaties for American Indians and Anglo-Indian relations. Few if any Indians ever saw that promised farmland, but the United States received its share-and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806134352
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian Series
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Elizabeth Young is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

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