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By Celia E. Naylor

ISBN-10: 0807832030

ISBN-13: 9780807832035

ISBN-10: 0807858838

ISBN-13: 9780807858837

Forcibly faraway from their houses within the past due 1830s, Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians introduced their African-descended slaves with them alongside the path of Tears and resettled in Indian Territory, present-day Oklahoma. Celia E. Naylor vividly charts the stories of enslaved and loose African Cherokees from the path of Tears to Oklahoma's access into the Union in 1907. rigorously extracting the voices of former slaves from interviews and mining various resources in Oklahoma, she creates a fascinating narrative of the composite lives of African Cherokees. Naylor explores how slaves hooked up with Indian groups not just via Indian customs--language, garments, and food--but additionally via bonds of kinship.

Examining this tricky and emotionally charged background, Naylor demonstrates that the "red over black" courting used to be not more benign than "white over black." She offers new angles to conventional understandings of slave resistance and counters past romanticized rules of slavery within the Cherokee country. She additionally demanding situations modern racial and cultural conceptions of African-descended humans within the usa. Naylor unearths how black Cherokee identities advanced reflecting complicated notions approximately race, tradition, "blood," kinship, and nationality. certainly, Cherokee freedpeople's fight for acceptance and equivalent rights that begun within the 19th century maintains even at the present time in Oklahoma.

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