The Cherokee Removal
This paper provides an argument that the Cherokee removal to the west of the Mississippi in the 1840s was largely based on prejudice, politics, and power by the U.S. federal and state governments, factors that contributed to the decimation of the Cherokee nation.
NEW ECHOTA TREATY, 1835.
Treaty removing Cherokees from their land. Injustices, leading figures, govt. policy & implementation, economics.
Examines revisionist views of discoverer of Amer. as aspect of recognition of exploitation of Amer. Indians.
An account of pan-Indian unity movements in the US from 1762 to 1891. Historical context of these movements. The goals of Indian unity and assimilation, and the impact of tribalism.
Discussion of building and putting together a new museum in the state of Georgia that will house an anthropological collection. Examines how to build the museum, what type of museum it should be, how to balance the research and exhibit goals of the museum, collections, funding, staffing, museum design and layout.
IMPACT OF WILMA MANKILLER ON FEMINISM.
Discusses her rise to power in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to Principal Chief. Her early impoverished life. Growing interest in tribal politics. Involvement with Naïve Americans in San Francisco. How she helped bring self-sufficiency to her people and helped raise the status of women. Her contribution to the feminist movement in general.
Web Site Comparison
This paper compares the search results for two topics--Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad vs. the Trail of Tears--on the History Matters web site and details why the results for the Tubman search are more useful, as well as critiquing the History Matters web site and providing suggestions to the webmaster.
NATIVE AMER. EDUCATION.
Ineffectiveness of reservation boarding schools & federal govt. policy, forced emigration, assimilation, civil rights, gambling industry; focusing on Cherokee Nation.
Cherokee Cultural Persistence
This paper provides an analysis of why the Cherokee expressed cultural persistence more than cultural transformation in their interaction with white settlers and Anglo-Europeans. Various eras of Cherokee history are addressed, from colonial days to forced removal.
Immigration & Ethnic History
This paper provides answers in essay format to give questions related to immigration, race and ethnicity in American history. Issues such as slavery, indentured servants, racial laws, racialization, the Cherokee Removal, and others are addressed.