Rivers of Sand: Creek Indian Emigration, Relocation, and Ethnic Cleansing in the American South - Indians of the Southeast (Hardback)Christopher D. Haveman (author)
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Unlike the Cherokee Trail of Tears, which was conducted largely at the end of a bayonet, most Creeks were removed through a combination of coercion and negotiation. Hopelessly outnumbered military personnel were forced to make concessions in order to gain the compliance of the headmen and their people. Christopher D. Haveman's meticulous study uses previously unexamined documents to weave narratives of resistance and survival, making Rivers of Sand an essential addition to the ethnohistory of American Indian removal.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 438
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
"Haveman's narrative of Creek removal during the early to mid-nineteenth century is a testament to exhaustive research and judicious analysis."-Bryan Rindfleisch, H-AmIndian -- Bryan Rindfleisch * H-AmIndian *
"A fascinating work."-J.R. Burch Jr., CHOICE -- J.R. Burch Jr. * CHOICE *
"Scholars interested in knowing more about not only the Creek experience but also the logistics that shaped the removal process on the ground should read Rivers of Sand."-John P. Bowes, Journal of Southern History -- John P. Bowes * Journal of Southern History *
"Deeply researched and clearly written, Rivers of Sand gives readers a lot to contemplate."-Robert M. Owens, Tribal College Journal -- Robert M. Owens * Tribal College Journal *
"Haveman has produced a sensitive, readable, and comprehensive account of the ethnic cleansing of Creek Indian people from the American South. While other scholars have addressed the political roots of the removal, the many frauds that emerged from it, and the consequences for reestablishing the Nation in the West, this book will stand as the go-to work for those seeking a broader understanding of Creek removal as a whole as well as those hoping to identify the vast array of materials that document both the suffering and the resilience of the Creek people."-Angela Pulley Hudson, Alabama Review -- Angela Pulley Hudson * Alabama Review *
"Haveman offers an unflinching look at America's own ethnic cleansing in this carefully researched study of Indian removal. A powerful book that exposes the brutality of U.S. policy while never losing sight of the perseverance of Indian people."-Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America -- Christina Snyder
"Christopher Haveman presents a much-needed and compelling narrative of the forced removal of the Creek Indians. In Haveman's hands, the inexorable weight of American expansion is felt as it played out on the ground in rampant and illegal land speculations, the forced signing of treaties, the invasion of Americans into Creek country, corrupt contractors, bitter intra-Creek disputes, and the subsequent suffering and grief of thousands of Creek men and women forced into exile from their homelands."-Robbie Ethridge, author of Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World -- Robbie Ethridge
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