Cherokee Sister

Cherokee Sister

The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823

eBook - 2014
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"Catharine Brown (1800?-1823) became Brainerd Mission School's first Cherokee convert to Christianity, a missionary teacher, and the first Native American woman whose own writings saw extensive publication in her lifetime. After her death from tuberculosis at age twenty-three, the missionary organization that had educated and later employed Brown commissioned a posthumous biography, Memoir of Catharine Brown, which enjoyed widespread contemporary popularity and praise. In the following decade, her writings, along with those of other educated Cherokees, became highly politicized and were used in debates about the removal of the Cherokees and other tribes to Indian Territory. Although she was once viewed by literary critics as a docile and dominated victim of missionaries who represented the tragic fate of Indians who abandoned their identities, Brown is now being reconsidered as a figure of enduring Cherokee revitalization, survival, adaptability, and leadership. In Cherokee Sister Theresa Strouth Gaul collects all of Brown's writings, consisting of letters and a diary, some appearing in print for the first time, as well as Brown's biography and a drama and poems about her. This edition of Brown's collected works and related materials firmly establishes her place in early nineteenth-century culture and her influence on American perceptions of Native Americans."-- Provided by publisher.
"A collection of writings by and about Catharine Brown, the first Cherokee to convert to Christianity who wrote extensively about her conversion and faith"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781461951551
1461951550
9780803248953
0803248954
9780803240759
0803240759
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 289 pages).
Additional Contributors: Gaul, Theresa Strouth

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