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An American Betrayal The Fierce Battle Over Identity And Patriotism Within Cherokee Culture That Took Place In The Years Surrounding The Trail Of TearsThough The Tragedy Of The Trail Of Tears Is Widely Recognized Today, The Pervasive Effects Of The Tribe S Uprooting Have Never Been Examined In Detail Despite The Cherokees Efforts To Assimilate With The Dominant White Culture Running Their Own Newspaper, Ratifying A Constitution Based On That Of The United States They Were Never Able To Integrate Fully With White Men In The New World.In An American Betrayal, Daniel Blake Smith S Vivid Prose Brings To Life A Host Of Memorable Characters The Veteran Indian Fighter Andrew Jackson, Who Adopted A Young Indian Boy Into His Home Chief John Ross, Only One Eighth Cherokee, Who Commanded The Loyalty Of Most Cherokees Because Of His Relentless Effort To Remain On Their Native Soil Most Dramatically, The Dissenters In Cherokee Country Especially Elias Boudinot And John Ridge, Gifted Young Men Who Were Educated In A New England Academy But Whose Marriages To Local White Girls Erupted In Racial Epithets, Effigy Burnings, And The Closing Of The School.Smith, An Award Winning Historian, Offers An Eye Opening View Of Why Neither Assimilation Nor Cherokee Independence Could Succeed In Jacksonian America.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • An American Betrayal
  • Daniel Blake Smith
  • English
  • 23 February 2018
  • 0805089551

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10 thoughts on “An American Betrayal

  1. says:

    An excellent book, borderline 5 star His research indicates that many of the previous historic writers assessing this incident in history, within the context of the political environment in the country at that time, really misjudged the options available to the Cherokee leadership The President wanted the indians out, for a variety of reasons, and he had enough votes to get what he wanted The treaty party had the right idea, for the preservation of the Cherokee people, and the stubborness of An excellent book, borderline 5 star His research indicates that many of the previous historic writers assessing this incident ...

  2. says:

    Interesting, rarely told history of the events and ideologies leading up to and following the Trail of Tears march Little is mentioned, however, about the march itself simply a chapter that s about ten pages long.

  3. says:

    Good book, but does not make you feel good about our history as a nation.

  4. says:

    Daniel Smith s book is an important addition to Cherokee historical literature Rather than simply listing who did what to whom and when he asks the question what does the Trail of Tears mean today For contemporary Cherokees, the primacy of place endures Smith contrasts how the native american s identity indeed their very language pattern isa concept of where rather than European s identity concept of when In order to fully grasp the significance of the Trail of Tears, Daniel Smith s book is an important addition to Cherokee historical literature Rather than simply listing who did what to whom and when he asks the question what does the Trail of Tears mean today For contemporary Cherokees, the primacy of place endures Smith contrasts how the native american s identity indeed their very language pattern isa concept of where rather than E...

  5. says:

    A thoughtful and nuanced analysis on Cherokee land and the Trail of Tears Included historical context as well as descriptions of the many influential Cherokee leaders involved in the contemporary political and cultural changes.

  6. says:

    The author is an historian turned screenplay writer, which is both positive and negative On the one hand, the focus is very personal we know a lot about persons rather than a lot about a people Smith adds many direct quotes, for example, which add color and a sense of personal urgency On the other hand, Smith does not shy away from drawing a conclusion which may not be fully warranted but adds a lot to the story Because the story of the Cherokee removal is so dramatic on its own, any dramat The author is an historian turned screenplay writer, which is both positive and negative On the one hand, the focus is very personal we know a lot about persons rather than a lot about a people Smith adds many direct quotes, for example, which add color and a sense of personal urgency On the other hand, Smith does not shy away from d...

  7. says:

    This is, by far, one of the very best researched books on the Cherokee nation that I have ever read There is information here that I had never heard nor read before The book s central question is this is to be a true patriot mean looking out for the homeland, or the people that reside in that homeland Here we have the crossroads between John Ross and Elias Boudinot and Major and John Ridge Much detail and historical research is given on...

  8. says:

    haven t finished as yet but need to know this history as I am living in the area where a lot of it happened.

  9. says:

    Pretty good book

  10. says:

    A nice, concise history of a terrible series of events The author struck a nice balance between weaving the events together into a logical flow and staying neutral.

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