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War, Division, and Refugees

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/9780300169607.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the impact of the American Civil War on Cherokee identity and diaspora. A little over two decades had passed since thousands of Cherokees were forced to relocate from their ... 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


Uncertain Futures

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/9780300169607.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter focuses on the Cherokee people’s uncertain future in the wake of their forced removal and resettlement in the trans-Mississippi West during the late 1830s. It examines how the Cherokees ... More


The “Refugee Business”

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/9780300169607.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines questions related to Cherokee identity, social status, “blood,” and migration—what the prominent Cherokee leader W. P. Adair called the refugee business—in the trans-Mississippi ... More


Conquered Provinces

Mark Wahlgren Summers

in The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617572
eISBN:
9781469617596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617572.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the Reconstruction of the trans-Mississippi West. Across the plains and deserts, the government treated the peoples it vanquished as if their lands were conquered provinces. ... More


Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Thomas W. Cutrer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Though its most famous battles were waged in the East at Antietam, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, the Civil War was clearly a conflict that raged across a continent. From cotton-rich Texas and ... More


Introduction and Overview

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book begins with a discussion of the sectional controversy over slavery in the territories of the trans-Mississippi West. Although it was strongly linked with different interpretations of state ... More


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