Redskins, Ruffleshirts, and Rednecks: Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi 1830-1860

Redskins, Ruffleshirts, and Rednecks: Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi 1830-1860

by Mary Elizabeth Young

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Overview

President Andrew Jackson wanted to secure all 25 million acres east of the Mississippi River. When the indigenous tribes balked, Jackson offered treaties that promised a farm to each of an Indian family in exchange for the remaining land. Mary Elizabeth Young details the repercussions of these treaties for American Indians and Anglo-Indian relations. Few if any Indians ever saw that promised farmland, but the United States received its share-and more.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806134352
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 05/15/2002
Series: Civilization of the American Indian Series , #61
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mary Elizabeth Young is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

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