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The Resource Red Eagle's children : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al., edited by J. Anthony Paredes, Judith Knight

Red Eagle's children : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al., edited by J. Anthony Paredes, Judith Knight

Label
Red Eagle's children : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al.
Title
Red Eagle's children
Title remainder
Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al.
Statement of responsibility
edited by J. Anthony Paredes, Judith Knight
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Red Eagle's Children presents the legal proceedings in an inheritance dispute that serves as an unexpected window on the intersection of two cultural and legal systems: Creek Indian and Euro-American. Case 1299: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al. appeared in the Chancery Court of Mobile in 1846 when William 'Red Eagle' Weatherford's son by the Indian woman Supalamy sued his half siblings fathered by Weatherford with two other Creek women, Polly Moniac and Mary Stiggins, for a greater share of Weatherford's estate. While the court recognized William Jr. as the son of William Sr., he nevertheless lost his petition for inheritance due to the lack of legal evidence concerning the marriage of his biological mother to William Sr. The case, which went to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1851, provides a record of an attempt to interrelate and, perhaps, manipulate differences in cultures as they played out within the ritualized, arcane world of antebellum Alabama jurisprudence. Although the case has value in the classic mold of salvage ethnography of Creek Indian culture, Red Eagle's Children, edited by J. Anthony Paredes and Judith Knight, shows that its more enduring value lies in being a source for historical ethnography--that is, for anthropological analyses of cultural dynamics of the past events that complement the narratives of professional historians"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.W43
LC item number
R43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Paredes, J. Anthony
  • Knight, Judith
Series statement
Contemporary American Indian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weatherford, William
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Creek Indians
  • Conflict of laws
  • Creek Indians
Label
Red Eagle's children : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al., edited by J. Anthony Paredes, Judith Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Judith Knight
  • A
  • modern Creek Indian reflection on Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al.
  • Nina Gail Thrower (recorded and transcribed by Robert Thrower)
  • A
  • brief sketch of Creek country in the early nineteenth century
  • Robbie Ethridge
  • Formation of the Tensaw community
  • Gregory A. Waselkov
  • Early Alabama law and chancery practice
  • David I. Durham and Paul M. Pruitt Jr
  • Edited transcript of case 1299 : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al.
Control code
779472264
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[ix], 219 pages
Isbn
9780817317706
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012008890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)779472264
Label
Red Eagle's children : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al., edited by J. Anthony Paredes, Judith Knight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Judith Knight
  • A
  • modern Creek Indian reflection on Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al.
  • Nina Gail Thrower (recorded and transcribed by Robert Thrower)
  • A
  • brief sketch of Creek country in the early nineteenth century
  • Robbie Ethridge
  • Formation of the Tensaw community
  • Gregory A. Waselkov
  • Early Alabama law and chancery practice
  • David I. Durham and Paul M. Pruitt Jr
  • Edited transcript of case 1299 : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al.
Control code
779472264
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[ix], 219 pages
Isbn
9780817317706
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012008890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)779472264

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