Darnella Davis - Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage: A Personal History of the Allotment Era — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Davis’s family memoir doubles as a revisionist account of the history of racial mixing in Indian Territory. Descended from the Muscogee Creeks and a Cherokee Freedman, Davis embodies three different races, each with its different place in the social hierarchy and subject to different policies and expectations. Setting these inequities in the historical context of the country’s Westward expansion, Davis gives us the only book-length discussion to date of racial intersections in Indian Territory from the perspective of a descendant of Native Americans and a Freedman. Filling a longstanding gap in the official record, her book shows how this history continues to haunt us, complicating questions of race and identity.

 

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Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage: A Personal History of the Allotment Era Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780826359797
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - November 2018

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