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Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Angela Pulley Hudson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Weaving together histories of slavery, Mormonism, popular culture, and American medicine, this book offers a fascinating tale of ingenuity, imposture, and identity. While illuminating the complex ... More


Prologue

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This prologue briefly examines the lives of Okah Tubbee and Laah Ceil. Born as Warner McCary and Lucile (Lucy) Celesta Stanton, respectively, together they crafted an elaborate traveling Indian act ... More


Becoming Professional Indians: The Eastern Debut of Okah Tubbee and Laah Ceil

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the rise and fall of the McCarys' fortunes from 1847–50, as they transitioned from minor sectarian leaders to celebrated Indian performers, but then suffered a series of ... More


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