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A law of blood

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John Phillip Reid is widely known for his groundbreaking work in American legal history. A Law of Blood, first published in the early 1970s, led the way in an additional newly emerging academic field: American Indian history. As the field has flourished, this book has remained an authoritative text. Indeed, Gordon Morris Bakken writes in the foreword to this edition that Reida s original study shaped scholarship and inquiry for decades. Forging the research methods that fellow historians would soon adopt, Reid carefully examines the organization and rules of Cherokee clans and towns. Investigating the role of women in Cherokee society, for example, he found that married Cherokee women had more legal authority than their counterparts in Anglo-American society. In particular, Reid explores the Cherokeesa revolutionary attitudes toward government and the unique relationship between the members of the tribe and their law. Before the first European contact, the Cherokee Nation had already developed a functioning government, and by the early nineteenth century, the first Cherokee constitution had been enacted.

Condition: Minimal wear, as new condition.

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Author(s):
Reid, John Phillip
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9" x 6"
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0875806082
ISBN-13:
9780875806082
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press 2006
Title:
A law of blood

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John Phillip Reid is widely known for his groundbreaking work in American legal history. A Law of Blood, first published in the early 1970s, led the way in an additional newly emerging academic field: American Indian history. As the field has flourished, this book has remained an authoritative text. Indeed, Gordon Morris Bakken writes in the foreword to this edition that Reida s original study shaped scholarship and inquiry for decades. Forging the research methods that fellow historians would soon adopt, Reid carefully examines the organization and rules of Cherokee clans and towns. Investigating the role of women in Cherokee society, for example, he found that married Cherokee women had more legal authority than their counterparts in Anglo-American society. In particular, Reid explores the Cherokeesa revolutionary attitudes toward government and the unique relationship between the members of the tribe and their law. Before the first European contact, the Cherokee Nation had already developed a functioning government, and by the early nineteenth century, the first Cherokee constitution had been enacted.

Condition: Minimal wear, as new condition.

Author(s):
Reid, John Phillip
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9" x 6"
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0875806082
ISBN-13:
9780875806082
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press 2006
Title:
A law of blood

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