Non-Reservation Reservation Era Post-Contact Archeology

Author(s): Eric T. Oosahwee-Voss

Year: 2018


What happens to the identity of indigenous people when they are raised in a tribal community but not within the boundaries of a reservation? The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (UKB) are one of three federally recognized Cherokee tribes and are also known as the "Old Settlers" or "Western Cherokee." The UKB established a reservation in Indian Territory via treaty in 1828. Although the tribe never relinquished this treaty claim, today the United States government does not recognize this reservation and the tribe now is forced to share tribal jurisdictional boundaries with another tribe. This paper attempts to succinctly summarize the non-reservation, reservation period struggles of the UKB between 1830 and 1940.

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Non-Reservation Reservation Era Post-Contact Archeology. Eric T. Oosahwee-Voss. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441783)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 884