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The National Trail

Andrew Denson

in Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630830
eISBN:
9781469630854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630830.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In the early 1980s, the National Park Service began exploring the idea of creating a national trail dedicated to Cherokee removal. The planning and designation of this national trail became a ... More


Clearances and Removals

Colin G. Calloway

in White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340129
eISBN:
9780199867202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340129.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Beginning in the late 18th century and accelerating in the first half of the 19th century thousands of Highlanders were pushed off their lands to make way for commercial sheep farming. Many migrated ... More


Removal and the Cherokee Nation

Andrew Denson

in Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630830
eISBN:
9781469630854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630830.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter provides an overview of removal-era Cherokee history. It recounts the rise of the Indian removal policy and the state of Georgia's campaign to compel the Cherokee Nation to negotiate a ... More


A Paper Trail of Tears: Sentimental Sovereignty, Indian Removal, and Staking Claims to North America

Naomi Greyser

in On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190460983
eISBN:
9780190461003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460983.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter charts sentimentalism as it opposed and forwarded the displacement of the Five Tribes from lands east of the Mississippi River known as the Trail of Tears. The chapter analyzes an ... More


The Centennial: Chattanooga Marks the One-Hundredth Anniversary of the Trail of Tears

Andrew Denson

in Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630830
eISBN:
9781469630854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630830.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In 1938 civic and business leaders in Chattanooga organized an elaborate festival to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga and the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding ... More


Removal, Reunion, and Diaspora

Gregory D. Smithers

in The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300169607
eISBN:
9780300216585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169607.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the politics of Cherokee removal in the early nineteenth century within the larger context of Cherokee diasporic politics between the 1817 treaty—in which the Cherokees ceded ... More


“We’re Going to Take Our Land Back Over”: Indigenous Positionality, the Ethnography of Reading, and The Book of Mormon

Stanley J. Thayne

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

Reading is a cultural activity, meaning that we read from a particular space and cultural positionality. An ethnography of reading, then, takes into account how one’s positionality affects one’s ... More


The Capital: Remembering Cherokee Removal in Civil Rights–Era Georgia

Andrew Denson

in Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630830
eISBN:
9781469630854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630830.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter describes the expansion of removal commemoration in the post-World War Two decades, focusing particular attention on Georgia's reconstruction of New Echota, the capital of the Cherokee ... More


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

Claudio Saunt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores the history of a Native American family using a rich collection of sources, including G. W. Grayson's never-before studied forty-four volume diary. At the heart of the narrative is ... More


Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory

Andrew Denson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630830
eISBN:
9781469630854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630830.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The 1830s forced removal of Cherokees from their southeastern homeland became the most famous event in the Indian history of the American South, an episode taken to exemplify a broader experience of ... More


Hani ! (Here!): Anetso as an Enduring Symbol of Cultural Identity in an Era of Great Change (1799–1838)

Michael J. Zogry

in Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833605
eISBN:
9781469603940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898208_zogry.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter is an examination of anetso as an expression of Cherokee identity during the period between 1799 and 1836, beginning with the entrance of Christian missionaries into the Cherokee Nation ... More


The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity

Gregory D Smithers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300169607
eISBN:
9780300216585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169607.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The Cherokee are one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States, with more than 300,000 people across the country claiming tribal membership and nearly one million people ... More


Colonization’s New Epistemology: American Archaeology and the Road to the Trail of Tears

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes the rise of scientific American archaeology in the early nineteenth century and its role in the justification of westward colonization and displacement of Indigenous people. ... More


The Tourists: Basking in Cherokee History in Southern Appalachia

Andrew Denson

in Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630830
eISBN:
9781469630854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630830.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In the 1920s and 30s, tourism in southern Appalachia created a new public awareness of the region's Cherokee history. With the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), the ... More


“Like Wheat Before the Sickle”

Rod Gragg

in Covered with Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807871409
eISBN:
9781469604312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898383_gragg.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter talks about the champion marbles shooter of Company F—Private Eli Setser. His second cousin and fellow soldier, Thomas W. Setser, claimed Eli could “beet enybody in camp a playing ... More


Settling Chattanooga: Race, Property, and Cherokee Dispossession

Courtney Elizabeth Knapp

in Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie: Race, Urban Planning, and Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469637273
eISBN:
9781469637297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637273.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 charts the historical relationship between Native dispossession and early city planning and development in downtown Chattanooga, to understand more deeply the complex relationship that many ... More


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