Category Archives: Cherokee Indians

Alive and Still Bloggin’: “Retired But Not Shy” at Five

A little over a year ago, I posted an account of the evolution of this blog as it reached its fourth birthday. It’s now time to provide an update, a few months after the fifth anniversary of “Retired But Not Shy,” and the appearance … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics in a Memoir About Life in Antebellum Georgia (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 22)

[NOTE:  Among the delights of historical research are the obscure sources unearthed that prove interesting to the historian, if not immediately useful to the topic being investigated.  I’d like to offer an example:  George Washington Paschal’s memoir of his parents, Agnes and George, and … Continue reading

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The News from Indian Country: The Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1834, Part II (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 9)

[Note: We conclude the story of the Cherokee Phoenix begun in a previous post. Both the passage by Congress of the Indian Removal Act (1830) and President Jackson’s refusal to enforce the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Worcester v. … Continue reading

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The News from Indian Country–The Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1834, Part I (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 8)

[Note:  This began as my contribution to my school’s interdisciplinary examination of Native American culture, but I had another reason for offering to present something on the Cherokee tribal newspaper:   the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia was a significant part of my ongoing research project, … Continue reading

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Antebellum Georgia’s Dueling Memoirists, Wilson Lumpkin and George R. Gilmer (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 6)

[NOTE:  Two previous posts (here and here) have looked separately at memoirs by antebellum Georgia governors George R. Gilmer and Wilson Lumpkin, focusing on each man’s role in the removal of the Cherokees.  This time, I want to consider other aspects of their careers … Continue reading

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Governor George R. Gilmer,1829-1831, 1837-1839, and the Cherokees (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 5)

[NOTE:  My last post was about Georgia Governor Wilson Lumpkin (1831-35), whose heavy-handed justification for championing removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia makes his autobiography, the cleverly named The Removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia, a real slog for anyone with an … Continue reading

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Getting Reacquainted With Georgia Governor Wilson Lumpkin,1831-1835 (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 4)

[NOTE:  Almost four decades ago,  while looking for useful contemporary descriptions of Georgia politics in the first decade of the nineteenth century, I stumbled upon former Governor Wilson Lumpkin’s ponderous autobiography, The Removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia (2 vols.).  I … Continue reading

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Research Journal (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 2)

[NOTE:  I kept a rather primitive “research journal” during my grad school days, but I did not make much use of  it once my traveling was over, so that aspect of my research had almost no effect on the final shape of the … Continue reading

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