"Elias Boudinot's pivotal role in Cherokee history and Theda Perdue's skills as his editor make it a major contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Boudinot and the politics of Cherokee acculturation and removal."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
Perdue's extensive introduction and assessment of Boudinot's career are distinguished by thoughtful insight and scholarly balance."--Journal of Southern History
"Perdue has done an invaluable service in gathering together Boudinot's early published writings and providing a running critical commentary on his defense of Indian 'progress.'--Journal of the Early Republic
About the Author
Theda Perdue is the Atlanta Distinguished Professor of Southern Culture at the University of North Carolina. Her seven books include The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears and Mixed Blood” Indians (Georgia).