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Taking Indian Lands: The Cherokee (Jerome) Commission, 18891893 Hardcover – April 21, 2003
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About the Author
William T. Hagan is retired Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. His numerous books on American Indian subjects include The Sac and Fox Indians; United States–Comanche Relations; Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief; and Theodore Roosevelt and Six Friends of the Indian, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Top Customer Reviews
The intimidating, dishonest, subversive action of the Commission toward Cherokees, Pawnees, Poncas, Tonakawas, Wichitas, Cheyennes, Araphos, Sac and Fox and other tribes resulted in their accepting allotments in severalty and then selling the surplus to the U.S. Government. The surplus then went to white settlers and resulted in statehood for Oklahoma. The story of the bad faith strategy of the Commissioners and the heart breaking efforts of the tribal leaders to retain their land is familiar to those that study U.S.-Indian relations. It is an old story and not one designed to instill pride in this period of American history. Sadly, such efforts continue to date.