The Resource African Cherokees in Indian territory : from chattel to citizens, Celia E. Naylor, (electronic resource)

African Cherokees in Indian territory : from chattel to citizens, Celia E. Naylor, (electronic resource)

Label
African Cherokees in Indian territory : from chattel to citizens
Title
African Cherokees in Indian territory
Title remainder
from chattel to citizens
Statement of responsibility
Celia E. Naylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Forcibly removed from their homes in the late 1830s, Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians brought their African-descended slaves with them along the Trail of Tears and resettled in Indian Territory, present-day Oklahoma. Celia E. Naylor vividly charts the experiences of enslaved and free African Cherokees from the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma's entry into the Union in 1907. Carefully extracting the voices of former slaves from interviews and mining a range of sources in Oklahoma, she creates an engaging narrative of the composite lives of African Cherokees. Naylor explores how slaves connected with Indian communities not only through Indian customs, language, clothing, and food, but also through bonds of kinship. Examining this intricate and emotionally charged history, Naylor demonstrates that the "red over black" relationship was no more benign than "white over black." She presents new angles to traditional understandings of slave resistance and counters previous romanticized ideas of slavery in the Cherokee Nation. She also challenges contemporary racial and cultural conceptions of African-descended people in the United States. Naylor reveals how black Cherokee identities evolved reflecting complex notions about race, culture, "blood," kinship, and nationality. Indeed, Cherokee freedpeople's struggle for recognition and equal rights that began in the nineteenth century continues even today in Oklahoma
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
975.004/97557
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C5
LC item number
N39 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
Label
African Cherokees in Indian territory : from chattel to citizens, Celia E. Naylor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-341) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
On the run in antebellum Indian territory -- Day-to-day resistance to the peculiar institution and the struggle to remain free in the antebellum Cherokee nation -- Conceptualizing and constructing African Indian racial and cultural identities in antebellum Indian territory -- Trapped in the turmoil : a divided Cherokee nation and the plight of enslaved African Cherokees during the Civil War era -- Cherokee freedpeople's struggle for recognition and rights during reconstruction -- Contested common ground : landownership, race politics, and segregation on the eve of statehood
Control code
ocn701719777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 360 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807877548
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62g2f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33279664
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)701719777
  • ebsco0807877549

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