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Download Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835 (Indians of the Southeast) epub

by Theda Perdue

Download Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835 (Indians of the Southeast) epub
ISBN: 0803287607
ISBN13: 978-0803287600
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Theda Perdue
Language: English
Publisher: Bison Books; Second edition edition (August 1, 1999)
Pages: 254 pages
ePUB size: 1345 kb
FB2 size: 1565 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 403
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This is one of the most interesting history books I have read. Perdue explains Cherokee history (mostly prior to the Trail of Tears) in terms of the cultural changes brought about by contact with the English and, later, the Americans. These changes all affected (usually negatively) the power of women in Cherokee culture. I was particularly interested because of my Cherokee ancestry. I was reading along and there was my great great great grandmother's name, and her story, a story that had been lost in our family oral tradition. This book, therefore, was very personally important to me. Perdue documents everything, often from original manuscripts, but this book is not a dull scholarly work. Even if you have no ancestral connection to Native Americans, you will find this book fascinating.
Full of insights into the lives of Cherokee women, and, by extension, Cherokee men and children as well. Fascinating that women in the Cherokee Nation, prior to the meddling and devastation inflicted by white settlers and the US government, had so much power and prestige. Wonderful book.
Thea Perdue adds an excellent addition to the Indians of the Southeast series by giving a new perspective on the role of women in Cherokee society. There are very few books that assess how women were affected by European invaders in a traditional society. The women existed in a matrilineal world where they controlled trade and social functions which are retold expertly here. Perdue recounts how war, diplomacy, and economics changed the roles of women and how the European viewpoints were dominant. The book ends with a look at the supposed Renaissance that occurred when missionaries from the Moravians began to work on a language and develop societal roles in Cherokee tribes.

The literature on Indians of the Southeast, and Indians in general, is growing quickly and this will become a staple within the historiography. For those who want to look at the history of the Cherokee this is an invaluable source. Furthermore for those who want to look at matrilineal roles and how they affected European and Indian relations than this is a great way to study them.
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This book raises the bar for women's cultural history in general and is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the Cherokee, especially Cherokee women. Perdue's book is one of those rare works which has garnered numerous academic accolades with its depth of research still presenting it in a manner that makes it accessible to the average reader. While documenting the massive changes Cherokee women experienced through colonial contact and removal, she also tells the story of the continuity of a culture and a people. The choice of the cover art, a rendering of a woman from each of the seven clans, is brilliant as it emphasizes her principle point, Cherokee women are the people. Her scholarship is significantly influencing the field and works like this are the reason. If you are interested in Cherokee history, women's history or in obtaining a deeper understanding of southern American cultural, read this book.
I bought this Ebook for my 12 page research paper on gender roles in Native American societies. I ended up getting an A and this book has a lot to do with it. Easy to read and is very interesting. I highly recommend this book!!
Very Good Read for the reason it was written. I have learned a lot about Indian Women I never knew!!!
Amazing book! For anyone wanting to know how the Cherokee women have persevered, this is the book to read. Perdue does an excellent job with this book.
Elaborating on the reasoning behind moontime and clarifying gender roles of both War Women and Beloved Women this book should be in every ᏣᎳᎩ home with both women and men reading it. Rarely are there books published solely about the women it dwells into the old and new way that women and men work together to make our nation strong. Not sure how this book could be given below a 3 star rating.

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