African Cherokees in Indian Territory

From Chattel to Citizens
Naylor, Celia E. (Book - 2008 )
African Cherokees in Indian Territory

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The University of North Carolina Press
African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens
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 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. She explores how slaves connected with Indian communities not only through Indian customs--language, clothing, and food--but also through bonds of kinship. Cherokee freedpeople's struggle for recognition and equal rights that began in the 19th century continues even today in Oklahoma.

Authors: Naylor, Celia E.
Statement of Responsibility: Celia E. Naylor
Title: African Cherokees in Indian territory
from chattel to citizens
Publisher: Chapel Hill :, University of North Carolina Press,, c2008
Characteristics: xii, 360 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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