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

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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 provide1an 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 ...

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Overview

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 provide1an 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786462773
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • 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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Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 Before European Intrusion and Early Patterns of Exploitation 3

2 Jamestown 6

3 Pushing West from the Virginia Coastal Region (1646-1687) 11

4 England and France Compete and Clash 14

5 The Cherokee and the French and Indian War 16

6 The Carolinas, Georgia, and the Southern Tribes (1663-1763) 20

7 Southern Tribes after the Proclamation of 1763 (1763-1775) 28

8 Virginia and the Cherokee Agree on a Boundary (1768-1771) 35

9 Land Grabbers and Early Kentucky Settlements 40

10 The Southern Frontier during the War Years (1775-1783) 46

11 The Creek and a Vacillating Partner (1783-1789) 52

12 The Creek Deal with the Federal Government and Spain (1789-1795) 58

13 The Chickasaw and Choctaw (1783-1795) 64

14 Benjamin Hawkins Leads 68

15 The Cherokee, State of Franklin, and North Carolina 72

16 The Cherokee, the Creek, the Chickamauga, and the New Federal Government (1789-1796) 80

17 Blount's Downfall and a 1797 Treaty Line 88

18 Jefferson and the Southern Nations (1801-1809) 92

19 Jefferson after the Louisiana Purchase and Anarchy in 1810 98

20 The Creek War (1813-1814) 106

21 Andrew Jackson's 20 Million Acres and the Battle of New Orleans (1814-1815) 114

22 Exploiting the Mississippi Territory (1815-1816) 118

23 The Cherokee of the East and West (1817-1828) 125

24 The Chickasaw and Choctaw (1816-1820) 129

25 The Creek (1818-1829) 134

26 Jackson and Florida (1816-1829) 137

27 Removal to the West - Choctaw 146

28 Removal to the West - Chickasaw 152

29 The Betrayal of the Creek 158

30 Seminole Saga 164

31 The Cherokee versus Georgia 172

32 Cherokee Intransigence 178

33 The Trail of Tears 186

34 After the Exodus 193

Chapter Notes 199

Bibliography 211

Index 217

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