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Author Obermeyer, Brice.
Title Delaware tribe in a Cherokee nation / Brice Obermeyer.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2009]
©2009

Subject Delaware Indians -- Oklahoma -- Politics and government.
Delaware Indians -- Relocation.
Delaware Indians -- Government relations.
Self-determination, National -- Oklahoma.
Cherokee Indians -- Oklahoma -- Politics and government.
Ethnology -- Oklahoma.
Oklahoma -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 319 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-306) and index.
Contents Removal and the Cherokee-Delaware agreement -- Delaware country -- Government to government -- Self-determination -- Cherokee by blood -- Single enrollment.
Summary Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation is an ethnographic study of the Delaware Tribe and its struggle for federal recognition and political separation from the larger Cherokee Nation. Brice Obermeyer details the Delawares' struggle for self-determination, revealing important insights into the process and politics of federal recognition. This perceptive ethnography of a tribe trying to assert its right to sovereignty and its independence from a larger and more powerful tribe complicates accepted notions of how the federal recognition process works and the effects it has on tribal members and trib.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780803226838 (electronic bk.)
0803226837 (electronic bk.)
9780803222953 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0803222955 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 593259882
Additional Format Print version: Obermeyer, Brice. Delaware tribe in a Cherokee nation. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009 9780803222953 (DLC) 2009019436 (OCoLC)317925598