Native American Women

As we approached the topic of southern women, we decided to incorporate the stories of Native American women into the larger tapestry of the Old South (from the Early Republic to Indian Removal). Sadly, due to the Indian Removal Act of 1830, most southeastern Indian men and women no longer lived in the southeastern region past 1840. Still, their story prior to and during removal illustrates their place and identity as southern women.

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Image: Anthony Gruero, Indian Princess, on “Woman Spirit” by Julia White. Accessed 3 Feb. < http://www.meyna.com/creek.html&gt;

For Further Reading on the Civilization Policy, please visit:
http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/president-jefferson-and-indian-nations
http://www.usdakotawar.org/history/newcomers-us-government-and-military/acts-policy
For Further Reading on the Removal of Southeastern Native Americans, please visit:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2959.html
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/i/in015.html
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