The Cherokees

Transformation from Aboriginal Society to Civilized Tribe

Authored by: Laurence Armand French

Routledge Handbook on Native American Justice Issues

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367074760
eBook ISBN: 9780429020964
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429020964-5

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Abstract

The Cherokee Indians, perhaps more than any single tribe, illustrate the extent of American duplicity and hypocrisy of its Indian Policy. Despite the marked transformation from their aboriginal ways to adopting the Euro-American social structure, they were forcefully removed from their traditional lands to Indian Territory and later punished further during the Reconstruction era following the U.S. Civil War.

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