Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation

Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation

by Rose Stremlau

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ISBN-13: 9780807872048
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 09/26/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Rose Stremlau is assistant professor of history and American Indian studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

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An evocative story of the Cherokee families and the intricate relations and kinship they maintained in one Cherokee community, the Chewey Community. Stremlau emphasizes the persistence and survival of Cherokee people despite the intent of the Federal government to divest them of their land and government through the General Allotment Act. It is an intimate account of Cherokee family and the kinship system that has sustained them through millennia. Tragically, some were individuals who survived the Trail of Tears only to have their land taken once again by the Federal government.—Richard L. Allen, policy analyst, Cherokee Nation

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