“Well written, informative, and important. Part of the University of Nebraska Press’s fine series on ‘Indians of the Southeast’ . . . . Such work has been neglected in larger studies of southern race relations, just as Native Americans have been neglected in narratives of twentieth-century American history.”—American Historical Review
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“Oakley’s bonus is a lucid, eloquent discussion of how federal policies and changes in US culture affected the course of Indian history, particularly in North Carolina.”—G. Gagnon, Choice
“Everyone interested in southern or Native American history should pick up this eminently readable book. . . . The book’s accessible prose and straightforward organization make it ideal for use in undergraduate courses. . . . By telling the story of Indians in postbellum North Carolina, Keeping the Circle represents an important step toward a more inclusive narrative of Southern history. Helpfully, Oakley concludes his book with a bibliographic essay for those who wish to further develop this rich, but often ignored, aspect of the region’s past.”—H-Net Book Reviews, H-North Carolina
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About the Author
Christopher Arris Oakley is an assistant professor of history at East Carolina University.