Update 3: More archives and preparing for the final product

Since my last update, I’ve been reading more sources on the Cherokees who fought first for the Confederacy then for the Union. I mainly focused on the collection of the papers of the principal chief, John Ross, throughout the war. His papers further supported my thought that slavery was not a major concern in Cherokees’ […]

The Northumbrian Frontier: Using Old Sources in Modern Research

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Applying primary sources is one of the central tasks, and one of the most necessary skills, for the right conduct of historical research. On the face of it, the task may seem easy enough for Anglo-Saxon England. Every source that I would need to consult has already appeared in a high-quality, modern English translation. The […]

Update 2: Complexities of Memories

Since my last update, I immersed myself in reading the primary documents from five tribes in the Indian Pioneer Papers, Grant Foreman Collection from Oklahoma Historical Society, and microfilm collection Cherokee Nation Papers in Western History Collection of the University of Oklahoma. The sources include correspondence, newspaper articles and editorials, obituaries, petitions, general orders, and […]