Violence and the competition for sovereignty in Cherokee Country, 1829–1835

  title={Violence and the competition for sovereignty in Cherokee Country, 1829–1835},
  author={Adam Jeffrey Pratt},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  pages={181 - 197}
  • A. Pratt
  • Published 3 May 2016
  • History
  • American Nineteenth Century History
ABSTRACT Beginning in 1829 with the discovery of gold and ending in 1835 with the ratification of the Treaty of New Echota, three political entities waged a struggle for political sovereignty over the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokees, of course, had their national self-determination at stake. They referenced treaties with the U.S. government that reaffirmed their status as an independent nation, but also looked to the federal government and its commitments in those same treaties to help the… 
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