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Tanis C. Thorne

in The World's Richest Indian: The Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182989
eISBN:
9780199789030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182989.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the family background and life of Jackson Barnett. Barnett was born around 1856 in the Creek Nation in Indian Territory, in what is today McIntosh County in eastern Oklahoma. ... More


“It is negroes that we are killing now”: The Graysons' Civil War

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

During the Civil War, many Creek Indians (as well as other members of the Five Civilized Tribes) joined the Confederacy. This chapter follows the fate of the Graysons as some family members went ... More


Hardship and Opportunity: The Fortunes of Emma, Vicey, and Wash

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

In the 1880s, Creek Indians sought to rebuild their nation. Some Creeks, such as G. W. Grayson, profited greatly by pursuing cattle ranching. But black Indians, including G. W.'s own relatives, did ... More


Introduction

Tanis C. Thorne

in The World's Richest Indian: The Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182989
eISBN:
9780199789030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182989.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a brief background on the discovery of oil at the Cushing field in Oklahoma in 1912, which eventually supplied 17 percent of all oil marketed in the United ... More


Creek Paths and Federal Roads: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves and the Making of the American South

Angela Pulley Hudson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833933
eISBN:
9781469604008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898277_hudson
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book offers a new understanding of the development of the American South by examining travel within and between southeastern Indian nations and the southern states, from the founding of the ... More


The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929

David A. Chang

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833650
eISBN:
9781469604398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895764_chang
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book brings the histories of Creek Indians, African Americans, and whites in Oklahoma together into one story that explores the way races and nations were made and remade in conflicts over who ... More


Colonial Georgia and the Creeks: Anglo-Indian Diplomacy on the Southern Frontier, 17331763

John T. Juricek

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034683
eISBN:
9780813038582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034683.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This detailed account of interactions between the English and the Creek Indians in colonial Georgia, from the founding until 1763, describes how colonists and the Creeks negotiated with each other, ... More


The Trans-Oconee Republic, 1794

Watson W. Jennison

in Cultivating Race: The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134260
eISBN:
9780813135984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134260.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the Trans-Oconee Republic, an embryonic nation established on Creek land just beyond Georgia's established western border by frontiersmen who had battled Tories and their Indian ... More


Creek Beginnings

Steven C. Hahn

in The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042213
eISBN:
9780813043043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042213.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter uses ethnohistorical evidence to reconstruct the context for Mary's childhood. First, it establishes the context for her childhood home of Coweta and its rise to power and introduces ... More


Growing up on the Middle Ground: Bicultural Creeks on the Early American Frontier

Andrew K. Frank

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the bicultural upbringing of mixed-race children produced via intermarriages between Creek Indians and southern colonists. On a daily basis, white and Native American parents ... More


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