The Taking of American Indian Lands in the Southeast: A History of Territorial Cessions and Forced Relocations, 1607-1840

The Taking of American Indian Lands in the Southeast: A History of Territorial Cessions and Forced Relocations, 1607-1840

by David W. Miller
     
 

Between the time of the settling of Jamestown and the Trail of Tears in the 1830's, thousands of American Indians were induced to cede their lands to European settlers and move westward. This book, with the aid of maps and pictures, relies primarily on the words of those involved to provide an historical accounting of the forced relocations. Presidential policies

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Between the time of the settling of Jamestown and the Trail of Tears in the 1830's, thousands of American Indians were induced to cede their lands to European settlers and move westward. This book, with the aid of maps and pictures, relies primarily on the words of those involved to provide an historical accounting of the forced relocations. Presidential policies are examined, as well as the various ways in which the Indians attempted to maintain their cultural identity during these upheavals. Cultural and community splits within the Creek, Cherokee and Seminole nations are also explored in detail.

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this work describes the forced relocations of the Chicksaw, Choctaw, Seminole, and Cherokee tribes from their land in the American Southeast

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786462773
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/23/2011
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David W. Miller is a retired naval officer, Department of Justice attorney and federal administrative law judge. The author of three other books, he lives in Springfield, Virginia.

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