Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation

By: Obermeyer, Brice

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The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma is an American Indian tribe currently incorporated as part of the larger Cherokee Nation. Originally from the Hudson and Delaware River valleys, the Delawares are neither socially nor historically related to the Cherokees and were incorporated with them simply because they were forced to move to the Cherokee Nation in 1867. The Delawares never assimilated into Cherokee society and culture and today seek federal recognition as a separate tribe to protect their particular cultural and political identity. However, Delaware efforts to achieve federal recognition are complicated by the Cherokee Nation, which does not support Delaware independence as it could potentially compromise Cherokee jurisdiction. "Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation" is an ethnographic study of the Delaware Tribe and its struggle for federal recognition and political separation from the larger Cherokee Nation. Brice Obermeyer details the Delawares' struggle for self-determination, revealing important insights into the process and politics of federal recognition. This perceptive ethnography of a tribe trying to assert its right to sovereignty and its independence from a larger and more powerful tribe complicates accepted notions of how the federal recognition process works and the effects it has on tribal members and tribal relations. Although many tribes exist today as constituent parts of a larger American Indian tribe, "Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation" is the first book to study this phenomenon in Native North America.

Title: Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation

Author Name: Obermeyer, Brice

Categories: Other,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803222955

ISBN Number 13: 9780803222953

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803222955Z2

Description: 0803222955 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!