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Unformatted text preview: Euro American ones • A tool for increasing U.S. power over Indians Freedman • Afro- Cherokee • Black decedents of Cherokee slave owners • Identity is a social and political construction • 1866 Cherokee Nation signed a reconstruction treaty with U.S. Dawes Rolls (1902) Established three categories • Freedman [non- trust] • Intermarried whites [non-trust] • Indians by blood [1/2 or more- Trust] • 53,000 enrolled • 1907 Cherokee Nation was dissolved and Oklahoma becomes a state. Washington has reacted • Wanted Freedman to be reinstated as Cherokee members...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 101 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.
- Spring '08