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We Will Always Be Here – Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South - Florida Scholarship Online
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We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South

Denise E. Bates


This collection of first-hand accounts from Native people from across the southeast offers a rare glimpse into the powerful and diverse experiences of a population who have been historically overlooked or misrepresented in spite of the significant roles they played in the political, economic, and cultural development of the region. Comprised of personal reflections, oral histories, and speech transcripts, this volume contributes to larger conversations around issues of both southern and Indian identity, racialized politics (at the federal, state and inter-tribal levels), tribal nation-building ... More

Keywords: Southeast, Native people, Indian identity, tribal nation-building, cultural preservation, racialized politics, Indian leadership, education, health, economic development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062631
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denise E. Bates, editor
Arizona State University

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