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Title We will always be here [electronic resource] : native peoples on living and thriving in the South / edited by Denise E. Bates ; John David Smith, series editor.
Publication Info. Gainesville ; Tallahassee ; Tampa ; Boca Raton : University Press of Florida, [2016]

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Description 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Other southerners.
eBook Academic Collection - North America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-225) and index.
Contents Growing up Indian in a southern context -- The ballad of the Choctawhatchee River: ripples from our past / Nanette Sconiers Pupalaikis -- Muscogee lifeways in Central Georgia / Stan Cartwright -- My family's legacy / Patricia Easterwood -- Hiding my Indian identity / Wanda Light Tully -- Growing up Mowa Choctaw / Framon Weaver -- The sacrifices we made for our education / Kenneth Adams -- Showdown at Bayou Pointe-Aux-Chien / Charles "Chuckie" Verdin -- Racism in New Brockton, Alabama / Nancy Wright Carnley -- Poarch Creek Family's educational journey over three generations / Otha, Marie, Pauline, Nathan, Karla, and Kaci Martin -- We will forever remain Coushatta and we will always be here / Ernest Sickey -- The politics of history and identity -- A rebirth on the Chowan / Marvin T. Jones -- Speaking for my ancestors / Shoshone Peguese-Elmardi -- From Cherokee to Chowanoke: discovering the North Carolina Algonquians / Lars Adams -- The Chowanoke Indian resurgence / Doug Patterson -- Jamestown 2007: a Native American perspective / Kenneth Adams -- Eastern creeks and the persistence of identity / Hodalee Scott Sewell -- To be or not to be a "wannabe" / Tony Mack McClure -- Jim Crowfeather in Indian country / Cedric Sunray -- Cultural grounding -- In my mother's hands / Brooke Bauer -- Nerataya: spirit of the deer and passing the gifts of the Tunica-Biloxi / Donna Pierite, Jean-Luc Pierite, and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora -- Reawakening our warrior tradition / Harold Comby -- Te-lah-nay's wall / Tom Hendrix -- In the eye of Isaac / Michael T. Mayheart Dardar -- Being the Indians we were made to be / Marcus Briggs-Cloud -- Generations within the circle / Marvin "Marty" Richardson -- Putting the "community" back into my Jena Choctaw community / Dana Chapman Masters -- Finding my sense of place in my ancestral homeland / Robert Jumper -- Native people should tell their own stories / Robert Caldwell -- Vpuecetv (to dream): my journey to becoming tribal royalty / Megan Young -- At war with herself: artistic reflections of culture and identity / Jessica Osceola -- Moving forward -- A reflection on a lifetime of leadership / Ernest Sickey -- Initiating intertribal efforts in Louisiana / Jeanette Alcon -- The oil companies stole our land / Charles "Chuckie" Verdin -- Finishing what I started / Framon Weaver -- Looking south / Michael T. Mayheart Dardar -- Inauguration speech of Phyliss J. Anderson, first woman chief of the Mississippi Choctaw -- Building an entrepreneurial spirit within tribal nations / David Sickey -- Seeking prosperity and self-determination / Stephanie Bryan -- Defining moments / Malinda Maynor Lowery -- Working toward a healthy future for the Cherokee Nation / Ahli-Sha Stephens -- Native youth in agriculture / Elliott Nichols.
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Summary Adding to the growing scholarship on Native history in the American South, Denise Bates here gathers first-hand views from current tribal leaders and activists who are on the front lines of modern debates over identity and sovereignty.
Subject Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Indians of North America -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Race relations.
Added Author Bates, Denise E.
eBook Academic Collection - North America
ISBN 9780813062631 (alk. paper)
OCLC # sseb_ssj0001663810
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