Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291757
Title:
Dereliction of duty: The selling of the Cherokee Nation
Author:
Frost, Earnie Lee, 1950-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The published works of Cherokee history, written from the Anglo-American cultural perspective, do not discuss how the culture and social structure disintegrated between the time of European contact and the "Trail of Tears." By reinterpreting the events of that period from a Cherokee perspective, the author hopes to explain the mechanisms involved in the collapse of traditional Cherokee social structures. The roles of the War Organization, and of women within that institution, are elaborated upon. The great tribal leader, Dragging Canoe, is discussed at length. The corruption of American-defined tribal leaders within the weakened Cherokee Nation during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is considered as one of the principal factors in the downfall of the Cherokee people.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
American Studies.; Anthropology, Cultural.; History, United States.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; American Indian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Holm, Tom

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDereliction of duty: The selling of the Cherokee Nationen_US
dc.creatorFrost, Earnie Lee, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorFrost, Earnie Lee, 1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe published works of Cherokee history, written from the Anglo-American cultural perspective, do not discuss how the culture and social structure disintegrated between the time of European contact and the "Trail of Tears." By reinterpreting the events of that period from a Cherokee perspective, the author hopes to explain the mechanisms involved in the collapse of traditional Cherokee social structures. The roles of the War Organization, and of women within that institution, are elaborated upon. The great tribal leader, Dragging Canoe, is discussed at length. The corruption of American-defined tribal leaders within the weakened Cherokee Nation during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is considered as one of the principal factors in the downfall of the Cherokee people.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAmerican Studies.en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectHistory, United States.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHolm, Tomen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346733en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27279522en_US
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