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’ […]

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 […]