By Celia E. Naylor
Examining this complicated and emotionally charged historical past, Naylor demonstrates that the "red over black" dating was once not more benign than "white over black." She offers new angles to conventional understandings of slave resistance and counters past romanticized principles of slavery within the Cherokee kingdom. She additionally demanding situations modern racial and cultural conceptions of African-descended humans within the usa. Naylor finds how black Cherokee identities developed reflecting complicated notions approximately race, tradition, "blood," kinship, and nationality. certainly, Cherokee freedpeople's fight for popularity and equivalent rights that begun within the 19th century keeps even this present day in Oklahoma.
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