Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-306) and index.
Removal and the Cherokee-Delaware agreement -- Delaware country -- Government to government -- Self-determination -- Cherokee by blood -- Single enrollment.
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.
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