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Author Brown, Catharine, 1800?-1823, author

Title Cherokee sister : the collected writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823 / Catharine Brown ; edited with an introduction by Theresa Strouth Gaul
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 289 pages)
Series Legacies of nineteenth-century American women writers
Legacies of nineteenth-century American women writers.
Contents Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Statement of Editorial Method; List of Abbreviations; Editor's Introduction; "My beloved people": Early Life and Cherokee Contexts; "The dear missionaries": Education, Conversion, and Missionary Contexts; "A means of great good to our people": Interpreter and Teacher; Brown's Writings; "With pleasure I spend a few moments in writing to you": Brown's Letters; "I jest sit down to address you with my pen": Th e Rhetorics of Brown's Letters; "O Painful is it to record": Brown's Diary
Other Textual RepresentationsMemoir of Catharine Brown; Part 1. Collected Writings, 1818-1823; Letters; Diary; Part 2. Nineteenth-Century Representations of Catharine Brown; Catharine Brown, the Converted Cherokee: A Missionary Drama, Founded on Fact (1819); Excerpt from Traits of the Aborigines of America (1822) ; "Inscription: For the Grave of Catharine Brown" (1825); "Th e Grave of Catharine Brown" (1825); Memoir of Catharine Brown, a Christian Indian of the Cherokee Nation (1825); Source Acknowledgments; Notes; Works Cited
Summary "Catharine Brown (1800?-1823) became Brainerd Mission School's first Cherokee convert to Christianity, a missionary teacher, and the first Native American woman whose own writings saw extensive publication in her lifetime. After her death from tuberculosis at age twenty-three, the missionary organization that had educated and later employed Brown commissioned a posthumous biography, Memoir of Catharine Brown, which enjoyed widespread contemporary popularity and praise. In the following decade, her writings, along with those of other educated Cherokees, became highly politicized and were used in debates about the removal of the Cherokees and other tribes to Indian Territory. Although she was once viewed by literary critics as a docile and dominated victim of missionaries who represented the tragic fate of Indians who abandoned their identities, Brown is now being reconsidered as a figure of enduring Cherokee revitalization, survival, adaptability, and leadership. In Cherokee Sister Theresa Strouth Gaul collects all of Brown's writings, consisting of letters and a diary, some appearing in print for the first time, as well as Brown's biography and a drama and poems about her. This edition of Brown's collected works and related materials firmly establishes her place in early nineteenth-century culture and her influence on American perceptions of Native Americans."-- Provided by publisher
"A collection of writings by and about Catharine Brown, the first Cherokee to convert to Christianity who wrote extensively about her conversion and faith"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-289)
Notes Print version record
Subject Brown, Catharine, 1800?-1823 -- Diaries
Brown, Catharine, 1800?-1823 -- Correspondence
Brown, Catharine, 1800?-1823 -- Correspondence
Brown, Catharine, 1800?-1823 -- Diaries
Brown, Catharine, 1800?-1823
Brainerd Mission -- History -- 19th century
Brainerd Mission
Cherokee women -- Tennessee -- Biography
Cherokee Indians -- Missions -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century
LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- American -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Native American Studies.
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century.
Cherokee Indians -- Missions
Cherokee women
Genre/Form Biographies
Personal correspondence
Form Electronic book
Author Gaul, Theresa Strouth, editor, writer of introduction.
LC no. 2013027957
ISBN 9781461951551