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Cherokee Renascence in the New Republic : Princeton Paperbacks - William McLoughlin

Cherokee Renascence in the New Republic

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The Cherokees, the most important tribe in the formative years of the American Republic, became the test case for the Founding Fathers' determination to Christianize and "civilize" all Indians and to incorporate them into the republic as full citizens. From the standpoint of the Cherokees, rather than from that of the white policymakers, William McLoughlin tells the dramatic success story of the "renascence" of the tribe. He goes on to give a full account of how the Cherokees eventually fell before the expansionism of white America and the zeal of Andrew Jackson.

"This is more than a chronicle of events in Cherokee history during this decisive period, although the material covered here has not been better treated before. McLoughlin includes not only the tribe's relations with the federal government but also the internal divisions that seemed likely to split the nation on several occasions."--Gary E. Moulton, American Historical Review "A masterfully crafted, meticulously documented analysis of Cherokee acculturation between 1794 and 1833."--Mary Young, Journal of the Early Republic

List of Illustrationsp. xi
List of Tablesp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
List of Abbreviations Used in the Notesp. xxi
Changing Cherokee Ways, 1690-1790p. 3
Disorientation and Restructuring, 1794-1810p. 33
Starting Farms and Debating the Augusta-Nashville Road, 1799-1804p. 58
The Sale of the Hunting Grounds, 1805-1806p. 92
The Revolt of the Young Chiefs, 1806-1807p. 109
Efforts to Divide the Nation, 1808-1809p. 128
The First Step toward Nationalism, 1808-1810p. 146
The Ghost Dance Movement, 1811-1812p. 168
The Creek War, 1812-1814p. 186
National Unity Falters, 1816-1817p. 206
The Struggle for Sovereignty, 1817-1819p. 228
"Friends at the North," 1819p. 247
The Creek Path Conspiracy, 1819-1822, and the Experiment in Citizenship, 1818-1832p. 260
Cherokee Renascence, 1819-1829: Politics and Economicsp. 277
Testing the Limits of Sovereignty, 1819-1826p. 302
Class, Gender, and Race in the New Cherokee State, 1819-1827p. 326
Sequoyah and the Christians, 1819-1827p. 350
Too Much Acculturation, 1824-1828p. 366
Rebellion against the Constitution, 1827p. 388
The Removal Crisis of 1828p. 411
The Missionaries and the Supreme Court, 1829-1833p. 428
Epilogue: The End of the Cherokee Renascence, 1833p. 448
Bibliographyp. 453
Indexp. 461
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ISBN: 9780691006277
ISBN-10: 069100627X
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 1st September 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.95  x 3.12
Weight (kg): 0.73