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By Margaret Lynn Brown

Explores the social, political, and environmental adjustments within the nice Smoky Mountains through the nineteenth & twentieth centuries. even if this nationwide park is usually portrayed as a triumph of protection, Brown concludes that the biggest forested quarter within the japanese US is admittedly a re-created wilderness-a made from recovery & even manipulation of the land. Park administration keeps to waffle among moving perspectives of desolate tract, negotiating the contradictory venture of marketing tourism and upkeep.

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They also battled for the right to hold their lands communally, as federal policy Page 14 pushed for allotment or parceling the land out to each individual. Whereas two-thirds of white farmers owned their land and one-third rented from somebody who did, Cherokees held their lands in common, with individuals paying county taxes for the land they farmed. Such differences should not be downplayed. 5 An ethnographer who lived with the Eastern Band in the late nineteenth century, James Mooney, often commented that Cherokee traditions were dying.

5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. Mill and Millpond of W. M. 3. W. M. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. S. 7. 8. Rock Wall Along the Twin Creeks Road 347 Page xiii Foreword Their identification with place, their deep ties to the land, lay at the core of southerners' identity. ''The Southerner," W. J. " Cash's words bring to mind the rare natural beauty, superb forest, and excellent climate of the magical Smoky Mountains, the family of mountains in the Southern Appalachians extending into North Carolina and Tennessee.

Former soldiers settled their families in the smaller valleys or rented speculation lands. In 1887, the United States Congress passed the Dawes Act, requiring the division of Indian lands into individual allotments rather than communal holdings. " At the end of the nineteenth century, both white and Cherokee communities faced constant incursions from small investors as well as the get-rich-quick schemes of local residents who wanted to develop the timber or mining resources of the region for a burgeoning Industrial Revolution.

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