Blood politics : race, culture, and identity in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma /
Circe Sturm takes a bold and original approach to one of the most highly charged and important issues in the United States today: race and national identity. Focusing on the Oklahoma Cherokee, she examines how Cherokee identity is socially and politically constructed, and how that process is embedde...
University of California Press,
|Series:||ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Table of Contents:
- Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Note to the Reader; 1. Opening; 2. Blood, Culture, and Race: Cherokee Politics and Identity in the Eighteenth Century; 3. Race as Nation, Race as Blood Quantum: The Racial Politics of Cherokee Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century; 4. Law of Blood, Politics of Nation: The Political Foundations of Racial Rule in the Cherokee Nation, 1907-2000; 5. Social Classification and Racial Contestation: Local Non-National Interpretations of Cherokee Identity; 6. Blood and Marriage: The Interplay of Kinship, Race, and Power in Traditional Cherokee Communities.