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Celia Naylor, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, provides historical context for the current debates surrounding the Cherokee freedmen in the "First Peoples: New Directions for Indigenous Studies" blog.

Naylor is the author of African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens (University of North Carolina Press, 2008), which examines the intricate and emotionally charged history of Cherokee freedpeople.

 

 

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