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Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation

Rose Stremlau


During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the federal government sought to forcibly assimilate Native Americans into American society through systematized land allotment. This book illuminates the impact of this policy on the Cherokee Nation, particularly within individual families and communities in modern-day northeastern Oklahoma. Emphasizing Cherokee agency, it reveals that Cherokee families' organization, cultural values, and social and economic practices allowed them to adapt to private land ownership by incorporating elements of the new system into existing domestic and ... More

Keywords: federal government, Native Americans, American society, land allotment, Cherokee, northeastern Oklahoma, cultural values, economic practices, private land ownership, community-based economies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834992
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869109_stremlau


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rose Stremlau, author