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Unformatted text preview: Cherokees Between 1790-1830 27/02/2009 11:06:00 The Cherokees were viewed as the showpiece example of the civilization program. The national government was very interested in what the Cherokees were doing They were a very large group, their population expanded Location: mainly Georgia; the Cherokees are sitting on some of the best pieces of agricultural land in the United States. Many people covet the Cherokees land for cotton plantation. Agriculture is seen as the key to promoting Cherokee civilization. In George Washingtons letter, he emphasizes agriculture for the Cherokees. Why agriculture? Fixity, Indians stay in one place More efficient use of land (from the eyes of settler society) Capitalist Male provider Settlers want them to switch to market agriculturegrow tobacco/cotton then sell it to buy necessary...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course HIST 3316 taught by Professor Bourgeios during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11