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Deconstructing the Cherokee Nation: Town, Region, and Nation among Eighteenth-Century Cherokees

Tyler Boulware


This significant contribution to Cherokee studies examines the tribe's life during the eighteenth century, up to the Removal. By revealing town loyalties and regional alliances, the book uncovers a persistent identification hierarchy among the colonial Cherokees. It aims to fill the gap in Cherokee historical studies by addressing two significant aspects of Cherokee identity: town and region. Though other factors mattered, these were arguably the most recognizable markers by which Cherokee peoples structured group identity and influenced their interactions with outside groups during the coloni ... More

Keywords: Cherokees, Removal, identity, colonial era, localism, political behavior, Native American, town, region

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035802
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tyler Boulware, author
West Virginia University