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The Color of the LandRace, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929$
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David A. Chang

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833650

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895764_chang

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Policy and the Making of Landlords and Tenants: Allotment, Landlessness, and Creek Politics, 1906–1920s

Policy and the Making of Landlords and Tenants: Allotment, Landlessness, and Creek Politics, 1906–1920s

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(p.109) 4 Policy and the Making of Landlords and Tenants: Allotment, Landlessness, and Creek Politics, 1906–1920s
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The Color of the Land
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David A. Chang

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807895764_chang.8

This chapter traces how public policy was crucial to the making of a capitalist order in Oklahoma after statehood in 1907. It notes that along with taxation and credit, a critical policy in the making of a landlord elite and landless tenantry was the principle that race was fixed and unchanging. The chapter observes that in a context of rapid land loss, Creeks engaged in a combination of explicitly political action, politically charged cultural and spiritual practices, and day-to-day resistance to challenge the denial of their national autonomy, the loss of their lands, and the cultural transformation that allotment was intended to bring about. It observes that the power of federal, state, and even county land policy and lack of authority over it encapsulated the political challenges of the statehood era for Creek people.

Keywords:   public policy, Oklahoma, statehood, elite, tenantry, Creeks, national autonomy, allotment

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