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Author Ishii, Izumi, 1970-

Title Bad fruits of the civilized tree : alcohol & the sovereignty of the Cherokee nation / Izumi Ishii
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages)
Series Indians of the Southeast
Indians of the Southeast.
Contents Alcohol arrives -- A struggle for sovereignty -- The moral high ground -- Alcohol and dislocation -- A nation under siege -- Cherokee temperance, American reform, and Oklahoma statehood
Summary Bad Fruits of the Civilized Tree examines the role of alcohol among the Cherokees through more than two hundred years, from contact with white traders until Oklahoma reached statehood in 1907. While acknowledging the addictive and socially destructive effects of alcohol, Izumi Ishii also examines the ways in which alcohol was culturally integrated into Native society and how it served the overarching economic and political goals of the Cherokee Nation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-244) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cherokee Indians -- Alcohol use -- History.
Cherokee Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Oklahoma -- History.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Southern States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803216300 (electronic bk.)
9780803216303 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)